A team of Wartburg College faculty and staff will lead conversations about “The Other Wes Moore” during the November Keep on Learning community education series at Wartburg beginning Nov. 5.
“The Other Wes Moore,” which chronicles the very different paths of two young black men growing up in Baltimore, was selected as this year’s common reading for all incoming students. Themes in the book include choice, opportunity, identity, crime and racial stereotypes.
“We proposed a Keep on Learning session to engage members of the community who have chosen to read the book along with the entering Knights as well as those who have not,” said Kathryn Kleinhans, professor of religion and the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission.
Classes continue Nov. 12 and 19 and Dec. 3 in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center. Coffee will be served at 9 a.m., followed by the class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parking is available near Saemann Student Center for those entering campus by Wartburg Boulevard.
Registration is not required. The first class of each session is free; a $30 fee due at the second class covers the rest of the session.
The Keep on Learning series is sponsored by Waverly Health Center. The Wartburg Alumni & Parent Relations Office coordinates Keep on Learning with the assistance of a volunteer committee. For more information, call 319-352-8491, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wartburg.edu/kol.