"I don‘t want readers to ever forget the high stakes of these stories—and of all of our stories: that life and death, freedom and bondage, hang in the balance of every action we take…this book will use our two lives as a way of thinking about choices and accountability, not just for each of us as individuals but for all of us as a society…our destinies can be determined by a single stumble down the wrong path, or a tentative step down the right one."– Introduction, pg. xiv
In just six days, Wes Moore will be returning to Champaign County to speak with over 500 9th graders about the choices we make and the impact they have on our lives. From Tim Mitchell's News-Gazette's story on 11-2-2011:
We’re grateful for every single person who gives to United Way of Champaign County. While filming our 2018 video, we got to know over 50 of our donors on a deeper level. We spoke with people who have lived here their entire lives and people who just moved here six months ago.
People working at banks, call centers, the University, and on a production line.
Major gift donors and people who give $1 per paycheck.
People with all kinds of life stories.
United Way of Champaign County's 94th Annual Meeting, held February 22, 2018, was a celebration of all that is good about our community. Over 300 guests United to celebrate achievements in volunteerism, support our transition of volunteer leadership, and learn how they can join the fight to address our community's most pressing needs.