About #SOTTSDC

#SOTTSDC is not a symposium. This is a virtual Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Celebration on Saturday, Oct 10, 2020!

We have come full circle. 2017’s Peach + Black (#SOTT30BK) is the event that paved the way for all subsequent symposia. I am grateful for the journey and indebted to Mable Ivory for getting me to dream bigger.


Origin Story

In 2017, De Angela L. Duff was introduced to Mable Ivory by Deanna Martin in front of Webster Hall in NYC, after a Revolution performance. Spontaneously, they decided to grab some dinner. De Angela casually mentioned that she very much wanted to watch the Sign O’ The Times film together with some Prince friends in a small screening room at NYU. Mable responded, “Why do you want to do that, when it can be much bigger?” And that is how it all began.

De Angela owes immense gratitude to Mable for encouraging her to think on a grander scale and to Deanna for introducing her to Mable. With Ron Worthy also on board, the Peach + Black panel and screening was born within weeks.

In response to the reception of the event, De Angela realized that this work was important to the Prince community and for exposing new people to Prince’s full body of work.

The original peach + black panel of Zaheer Ali, Anil Dash, Miles Marshall Lewis, and Elliott Powell, moderated by De Angela herself, has convened in every Prince symposium that De Angela has created since. She is eternally grateful for their continued participation and Prince passion.

#SOTTSDC marks De Angela’s fifth Prince event. De Angela’s mission is to keep Prince’s name on the lips of the children and in constant and critical dialogue.

De Angela L. Duff, #SOTTSDC Creator & Curator

Past Symposia


DM40GB30 Virtual Symposium (2020)

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Batdance Symposium (2019)

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Lovesexy Symposium (2018)

Lovesexy30BK Cat Glover, Dr. Fink & Ingrid Chavez. photo by Elena Olivo.
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Betty Davis Symposium (2018)

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Sign O’ The Times Panel & Screening (2017) 

2017 Peach + Black (photo by Priana)
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