Upcoming MM Performances

Please refer to the calendar for performance details.

ARTISTS AND ACTIVISM

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.

This panel presents an opportunity for Mr. Pierce to share revelations and motivations for his own activism as exemplified in his advocacy and tireless work on behalf of his New Orleans neighbors by establishing Pontchartrain Park Community Development Corporation, building new affordable solar and geothermal homes in the area for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina and Sterling Farms, a chain of grocery stores in the Ninth Ward.

Throughout the two day conference, we've coordinated eight panel discussions ranging from Immersive Journalism featuring Sudhir Venkatesh, author of Gang Leader for a Day (Penguin Press) and Leon Dash, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America, to our "Public Square," organized by Sheri Parks (University of Maryland), on Baltimore as a site for examining the interplay of race, racism, and the roles of the police, city officials and black youth, to Religion, Race and Politics in the Inner City, Mass Incarceration and the School to Prison Pipeline.

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 LION KING PERFORMANCE

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WEST SIDE STORY PERFORMANCE 

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