Polished Solid Organizes Betty Davis Symposium

On Friday, May 25, 2018, I had the honor and privilege of organizing and curating the Betty Davis – They Say I’m Different Symposium at NYU Tandon Pfizer Auditorium in Brooklyn will celebrate funk legend, Betty Davis. The symposium consisted of a panel moderated by Fredara Mareva Hadley (Oberlin) with talks by myself, Kwami Coleman (NYU Gallatin), Emily Lordi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), and Greg Tate, writer, musician, and cultural provocateur. The talks were followed by a screening of the new documentary, Betty – They Say I’m Different and a Q&A with the filmmaker, Phil Cox. 

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We raised over $500 in donations 4 Girls Rock! Pittsburgh at the event. Thanks 2 everyone who donated! However, it’s not too late to donate online. Betty Davis & the film team would be very happy if folks continued to donate to the empowerment program for female youths of all definitions, abilities, & backgrounds: Girls Rock! Pittsburgh: http://girlsrockpittsburgh.org/donate/