LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2012) — What if a book could ignite a cause? UofL students, inspired by the university’s Book-in-Common program, are taking to heart the lessons learned from the bestselling book “The Other Wes Moore” and putting their feet to the ground Wednesday to help the community.
More than 100 UofL students – along with Moore, community leaders and middle school students from the West End School – will participate in a 2:30 to 6 p.m. outreach program in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood. Working in small teams, the volunteers will canvas the neighborhood to talk with and survey residents, conduct a community needs assessment, pick up litter, photograph the area and document their work through social media.
The event will begin with a gathering at the West End School and will conclude at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club.
After the service event, Moore will return to Belknap Campus to deliver the 6:30 p.m. keynote address for the Book-in-Common program at Swain Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room. The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and can be obtained here.