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Sonja Sohn: Changing Baltimore Long After ‘The Wire’

NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross

“For five seasons, actress Sonja Sohn played Detective Shakima “Kima” Greggs on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire, which chronicled life and death on Baltimore’s toughest streets. When the series ended, Sohn stayed in Baltimore — to help young people straighten out their lives.”

After ‘The Wire’, Sonja Sohn couldn’t leave Baltimore’s troubled streets behind

Article from the Washington Post

“After the final season of the HBO series “The Wire” in 2008, the actress, who played Det. Shakima “Kima” Greggs, hadn’t been ready to leave the show behind — neither what it stood for nor the Baltimore streets on which it had filmed. “I had an extraordinarily strong sense of purpose,” she says. The result: ReWired for Change, an organization that aims to help the city’s troubled youth.”

ReWired for Change Founder Sonja Sohn Testifies before the US Department of Justice Defending Childhood Task Force

Watch the news segment, or listen to her entire testimony before the task force here.

Harvard University and ReWired for Change

ReWired for Change Founder and CEO Sonja Sohn, fellow RWFC founders and cast members from “The Wire”, and two inspirations for this critically acclaimed HBO TV series served on the panel addressing Urban Problems Up-Close and Personal at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative’s Revitalizing Cities Think Tank