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January 2015 Bar Bulletin

Wes Moore To Keynote Breakfast With Champions

By Eric Gillett

 

The King County Bar Foundation is proud to feature author Wes Moore as the keynote speaker at its 15th annual Breakfast With Champions. The event will take place at the Seattle Sheraton hotel beginning with coffee and networking at 7 a.m., followed by the Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran and social entrepreneur. He also is a host of "Beyond Belief" on the Oprah Winfrey Network. His first book, The Other Wes Moore, was a New York Times bestseller.

The Other Wes Moore, One Name, Two Fates, is the story of two boys with the same name who grew up in the same city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence for murder.

Moore set out to explore how this happened. How do two kids with similar backgrounds go in such dissimilar directions? What could have changed that? How close were the fates of these two men? What can we do to make a difference in the lives of those like the less fortunate Wes Moore? These questions, and maybe some answers, will be considered when we listen to Moore tell his story.

I encourage all members of the bar to attend this event. Not only is this an opportunity for you to applaud the work of so many colleagues who are dedicated to providing access to justice and diversity, it is a chance for you to do your part.

The Breakfast With Champions is the largest fundraiser of the year for the King County Bar Foundation. Money raised by your donations at the Breakfast supports the King County Bar's Pro Bono Services programs delivered to individuals in King County who are in the greatest need and among the least served - the homeless, the poor, immigrants, and the frail, abused and disenfranchised members of our community.

KCBF's Breakfast With Champions also recognizes that every member of our society, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, must have a stake in our legal system, play an integral part of our society and participate in our system of government. Your donations at the Breakfast support KCBF's Minority Law Student Scholarship program and other diversity initiatives.


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