I hosted and moderated a panel and screening of Prince’s Sign O’ The Times in Pfizer Auditorium, 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, at NYU Tandon School of Engineering on Thursday, June 8th, the day after his birthday at 6pm. This is the epitome of a little idea turning into something very special with the strong encouragement of some of my Prince friends, Mable Ivory of Louella Productions, Deanna Martin, and Ron Worthy of soulhead. With a LOT of help from these friends who co-organizing the event with me, Peach + Black far surpassed my expectations. I literally wanted to do a small intimate screening at work, but Mable wasn’t having it. She encouraged me to make it a bigger event. So, thank you, Mable, for your vision and action!
Amazing Photo by @Priana (left to right: Mable Ivory, Ron Worthy, Elliott Powell, Zaheer Ali, De Angela L. Duff, Anil Dash, Deanna Martin, and Miles Marshall Lewis.)
We had some extraordinary Prince scholars lined up, including myself acting as moderator.
- Anil Dash, Technology Entrepreneur, Activist & Writer (Fog Creek Software, Glitch, Medium, Stack Overflow, etc.)
- Marshall Miles Lewis, Music Journalist (Rolling Stone, XXL, vibe, BET, etc)
- Zaheer Ali Oral Historian at Brooklyn Historical Society and teaches Prince course at NYU
- Elliott Powell, Professor at University of Minnesota and teaches Prince course at UMN
The event was FREE.