The appearance will be Friday at U of M's Rose Theater in a themed event called "The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in the United States today", which sounds like it might be interesting:
Among the titles of topics being presented:The bigger question might be whether Coach Cal will still be the BMOC by then..
-- Obama and the Media: Caricatures, Representations and Hip Hop
-- Obama's Baby Mama: How Michelle Obama's Self-Narratives in the Media Negotiate Racism
-- Towards a More Perfect Union: Obama and Colorblind Public Policy
-- Old School Politics? The Continuing Relevance of Race and Ethnicity in Memphis
-- Soul Brother No. 1: Is Obama Black Enough?