The Hill School welcomed Wes Moore to campus on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 as part of the Tom Ruth Speaker Series. Mr. Moore is the bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates (a book that was part of Hill's summer reading); an Army combat veteran; and a social entrepreneur. He also is the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. Mr. Moore spoke live to the sixth form on the Quad, while other students and faculty watched his talk via Zoom.
He encouraged students to speak up and to use their voices to make a difference in the world and to not spend time worrying about what others will think or say about you.
Acknowledging that we are living in “really hard and complicated times,” he stressed it is important to “be a part of the conversation more so now than ever before.”
Mr. Moore reminded students that they are living through history right now and one day they will be asked about this time in their lives.
“You will be asked: what did you do?” stated Mr. Moore. “I hope that you have an answer and that you do something. Play your part. Control your destiny. The world needs your voice.”
“We will get to a better place because you are going to make it happen.”
At the conclusion of his talk, Mr. Moore offered students an opportunity to ask him questions. He then met with a small group of students and faculty, including the members of Hill’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.