Celebrate Prince Day at UROC

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018
Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center | UROC

Join friends, neighbors, and University staff in a day of family-friendly activities and events as UROC celebrates the artistic and philanthropic contributions of the late Prince Rogers Nelson at Prince Day at UROC from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

The day will feature a UROC Critical Conversation moderated by Airport Foundation MSP’s Robyne Robinson on the role Prince’s biological and extended families play
ed in his musical development, philanthropic activities, and rise to superstar status. The day’s activities include:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Let’s Go Crazy—with Art!
Explore your creative side with games and activities by artists Jazmine Darden, Angela Davis, Esther Osayande, and members of the Roho Artist Collective.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Love Letters to Prince: An Installation
Enjoy an exhibit of letters, poems, and memories written by the members of the public and participants in UROC’s Witness Writing Workshop and co-curated by Robin Getsug and Melodee Strong. The public is invited to drop off writings at UROC by March 28 for inclusion in the exhibit.

10 a.m. Tell Me Something Good About Prince
An intergenerational celebration of Prince and his connections to North Minneapolis with artist Amoke Kubat of YO MAMA! Art of Mothering

11 a.m.  Love Letters to Prince: A Poetry Reading 
A poetry reading featuring local poets and participants in UROC’s Witness Writing Workshop

1 p.m. Prince’s Legacy: A Family Value—Critical Conversation
2 p.m. Reception
Explore the opportunities and barriers confronting caretakers and mentors outside of traditional family structures with people who knew and worked with Prince.  A reception with Prince-inspired music and food will follow.

Prince Day at UROC is an official kick-off event to the University of Minnesota’s two-day Prince from Minneapolis Symposium April 16-18, 2018.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more details, please visit: Prince Day