At: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 116th Street and Broadway, New York, NY 10027

The conference is shaped by the legacy as seen, felt and demonstrated by those who worked on this seminal production.  For those involved with its creation, (particularly its writers and actors), the experience of The Wire was transformative, inspiring dedicated community service in the form of educational programs, advocacy platforms and the formation of creative outlets like Moving Mountains, founded by renown actor Jamie Hector.  This Brooklyn based youth theater company will close out the conference with a performance of West Side Story, a production they've expended countless hours perfecting.