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The Power of Presence - Joy Thomas Moore - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 3:00pm</span>

The Power of Presence

10/13/2018 - 3:00pm

Room of One's Own

As the mother of Wes Moore, whose memoir about overcoming the obstacles that face a fatherless young black man was a huge bestseller, Joy is constantly asked: How did you do it? How can you be a good parent, have a career and stay healthy when you don’t have a partner to pick up the slack? How do you connect with a child when you can’t always be there? Joy’s answer is “presence.” Specifically, seven different ways of being a force in a child’s life, ensuring that they feel your influence. We can’t always be physically there for our children, but the power of presence can help us to be a voice in the back of their minds that guides them through difficult times. 


In The Power of Presence, Moore explores seven pillars of presence–heart, faith, mind, courage, financial freedom, values, and connectedness–that all parents can use to positively influence their children. Using compelling stories from women who have been there and practical advice on everything from savings accounts to mindfulness, this book is a compassionate look at what it takes to raise great kids even in less than ideal circumstances.

Joy Thomas Moore

About Presenter Joy Thomas Moore


Joy Thomas Moore is a Peabody Award winner and President and CEO of JWS Media Consulting. Prior to founding JWS Media, for fifteen years Moore managed the media impact portfolio for the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland, a private philanthropy dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children and families in the United States. There she developed and supported media products to support and enhance the Foundation's mission. The Casey Foundation is one of the numerous organizations she works for as a consultant through JWS Media Consulting. Previously, Moore was a freelance writer and field producer for television in New York City. In Washington, DC she earned a Peabody Award for her documentary work in radio. She also served as an adjunct professor at Howard University. Moore earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at American University in DC. She has three children, two grandchildren and resides in Pasadena, Maryland.


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