"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:
In the summer of 2018, United Way received a call from Subaru of Champaign County. They said that they believe in being a positive force in the community where they live and work, and they wanted to join United Way's fight to improve the Education, Health and Financial Stability of people in Champaign County.
What does it mean to believe in our community? At our 2019 Annual Meeting, I shared a few thoughts on the subject.
Believing in our community means to stick with a problem until the solution has been found.