This past Sunday [July 17], VanDaBry LLC hosted their Power watch party and fandom experience.
The purpose of the event hosted at The Historic Kappa House in Washington D.C., thrived deeper than just the Starz original show.
“I named [the company] after my kids: Evander, Damien and Bryan,” President and Founder of VanDaBry, Greg Banks said. Banks is a D.C. native and a graduate of Howard University. “There’s a lot of stuff going on where [Black people] are dying every minute…I wanted to basically bring a better image to the good things we do.
“We’re trying to keep this event going because I love Power. The reason I love Power is because it’s not just about a drug dealer, [Ghost] is a guy who’s trying to leave the drug game,” Banks explained. “He’s trying to leave his past behind but everyone is trying to drag him down.”
Various rooms of the Kapa House were turned into settings from the Power show.
The evening relished from a mixture of discussion, performances, food, and much more. Banks and business partner Vincent Hayes share a common interest in shedding light on talented beings that often go overlooked. The liberal overlook can span anywhere from spoken word to artists of many talents.
As previously mentioned, the event that will take course during the show’s third season will benefit others as well. “A portion of our proceeds will be donated to the African American Museum,” Banks said. “So for the next ten weeks, my goal is to bring together like-minded individuals who not only share a common interest in the show, but also support the work happening in our┬ácommunity.”
The show sparks up conversations on redemption, relationships, fashion, temptation, and much more, which the panel at these Sunday events will cover. Dr. Gregory Banks takes vital elements from the show and applies them to real life, sparking debate on topics that effect our culture and beyond it. His motivation to carry through with such tasks arrives from his children.
“Sometimes you have to reach back into your own community to get the strength, to power up.”
VanDaBry LLCÔÇÖs ÔÇÿPowerÔÇÖ Watch Party and Fandom Experience, Thrived Beyond The Show : The Source