“Show Me a Hero”, a conversation with David Simon and HUD Secretary Julian Castro
The Michon Boston Group enters its next phase of media impact — Narrative Engagement — with the HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO and a special event in Washington, DC.
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October 1, 2015
HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, David Simon, HUD Secretary Julián Castro
Talk about Fair Housing in a Standing-Room Only Event
(Washington, DC) It was standing-room only in the ballroom of the Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC Sunday, September 27, 2015. Urban Institute president Sarah Rosen Wartell and actor Clayton LeBouef thanked the Michon Boston Group for initiating a program featuring the HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO with producer/writer David Simon (“The Wire”, “Treme”). The Michon Boston Group partnered with the Urban Institute for a conversation with Mr. Simon and HUD Secretary Julián Castro.
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In addition to Ms. Wartell (moderator), other guest panelists included James Perry, former executive director, New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center; and Margery Austin Turner, senior vice president for program planning and management, Urban Institute
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recorded the event for the HUDChannel YouTube:
Prior to the event Washington Post urban policy reporter Emily Badger conducted telephone interviews with David Simon and Secretary Castro. Excerpts from the transcript are included on the newspaper’s “wonkblog” published Friday, September 25, 2015.