“All the Difference” Screening and Panel with the Filmmakers
Nov 28, 2016 07:00PM to 09:30PM
Location:Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Wes Moore, Executive Producer; Joy Thomas Moore, Executive Producer; Shani Moore Weatherby ’02, Legal Affairs Counsel, NBCUniversal; Eddie Glaude, Chair, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University
Filmed over five and a half years, “All the Difference” follows two young African American men from the South Side of Chicago, chronicling their struggles and triumphs as they aim to become the first members of their families to graduate college. Both their childhoods were marked by many hurdles: Henderson was raised by his grandmother after his father killed his mother, while Krishaun joined a gang, following an example set by several of his family members.
“All the Difference,” which debuted on PBS on Sept. 12, 2016, was inspired by Wes Moore’s first book “The Other Wes Moore.” An instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller, the book is about the different paths of two kids named Wes Moore (one being himself), who were born in the same Baltimore neighborhood.
Wes Moore is a youth advocate, U.S. Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur and author. His most recent book, “The Work,” debuted at No. 15 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. As a White House fellow from 2006 to 2007, he was a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He founded the organization STAND, which works with Baltimore youth and the criminal justice system, and he is the founder and CEO of BridgeEdU, which addresses the college completion and job placement crisis.
Moore will be joined in conversation by Shani Moore Weatherby ’02, legal affairs counsel at NBCUniversal, and Eddie Glaude, Jr., the chair of Princeton’s Department of African American Studies and William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies.
Weatherby is director of the Riordan Initiative, which identifies exceptionally high-achieving, Los Angeles-area, minority, economically challenged high school students in order to introduce them to Princeton and encourage their application to the University.