"Has America Forgotten the Virgin Islands?" Screening and Discussion with Documentary Journalist Peter Bailey

October 3, 2018, 7:00PM

SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Our Voices 

Presented by the SCA Council on Diversity and Inclusion 

This program is a joint presentation with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Council on Diversity and Inclusion

About the Guest:

Peter Bailey is an award-winning author, journalist and founder of NiteCap Media, a cutting edging multi-media company known for producing the critically-acclaimed NiteCap conversation series in which Bailey engages in introspective discussions with A-list entertainers, business leaders and other newsmakers. Educators have implemented "NiteCap Live", the interactive format of the series, at high schools throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Bailey's latest film project, "Paradise Discovered", based on his New York Times Op Ed, "Has America Forgotten the Virgin Islands", captures the stories of those throughout the Caribbean affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria which Bailey himself survived and has since become an outspoken advocate of the region's recovery efforts.

His first book "Magic City: Trials of a Native Son", a memoir on the life of hip hop legend Trick Daddy with whom he co-authored the book was praised as being "one of the pop music gems of 2010" by the New York Times. Bailey also made a foray into acting, starring alongside Lynn Whitfield, John Diehl and Keith David in the civil war drama "The North Star" after an award-winning career as a reporter for Time, Newsweek and The Miami Herald.

Trailer: "Paradise Discovered: The Unbreakable Virgin Islanders"

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Benjamin Pola
Email: bpola@cinema.usc.edu