Or failing that, a unique opportunity to demand a  refund if you saw “SWAT” in a movie theatre.

The Black Humanities Collective (BHC) and The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) of the University of Michigan invite you to our 2009 symposium, “Heart of the City: Black Urban Life on ‘The Wire.'”

***KEYNOTE EVENT: Heart of the City: A Conversation about The Wire
Thursday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Auditorium A, Angell Hall
435 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Clark Johnson, Director, Actor (“Gus Haynes”)
Sonja Sohn, Actress (“Detective Kima Greggs”)
Opening Welcome by Kevin Gaines, Director, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
Moderated by Robin R. Means Coleman, Associate Professor of Communications Studies and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

***CLOSING ROUNDTABLE: ‘The Wire’ in an Obama America
Friday, January 30, 4pm
Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Rooms

Mark Anthony Neal – Professor of African and African American Studies, Duke University
Hua Hsu – Assistant Professor of English, Vassar College
James Peterson – Assistant Professor of English, Bucknell University
Salamishah Tillet – Assistant Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
Moderated by Jonathan Metzl, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan