Same Kind of Different

7 p.m. - Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Same Kind of Different As Me, a fascinating story of hope and redemption is told by Ron Hall in an upbeat motivational progam at events across the nation and has helped raise more than $70 million for the less fortunate.

Denver Moore was a dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery—in the 1960s. Ron Hall was a successful art gallery owner who had a healthy bank account but emotionally was running on empty. Although worlds apart, their destiny collided when Ron’s wife Debbie insisted that Ron join her in serving food at a local homeless shelter. Their story, immortalized in the New York Times best-selling book, Same Kind of Different As Me, inspires people to take off their racial, social, and economic blinders in order to find common ground.

In 2014, Paramount Pictures announced a film adaptation of the book with the same name. The cast consists of Renée Zellweger (Deborah Hall), Djimon Hounsou (Denver Moore), Olivia Holt (Ron’s daughter), Jon Voight (Ron’s father) and Greg Kinnear (Ron Hall). The film is slated for an early fall 2016 release.

This event is free and open to the public