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.)
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!
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.