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Black History Month Opening Program and Keynote Address: Robert P. Robinson

February 1, 2023 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Robert P. Robinson

Robert P. Robinson will be the keynote speaker for the opening of FIT’s Black History Month 2023. The national theme for Black History Month is Black Resistance.

The program will begin with opening remarks from FIT President Joyce F. Brown and FIT Chief Diversity Officer Ron Milon.

About Robert P. Robinson
Robert P. Robinson is an assistant professor in the SEEK Program at John Jay College, adjunct professor at The Graduate Center at CUNY, and an induction mentor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to working in higher education, he was a K-12 educator and mentor for 11 years. His broad research and teaching focus on Black education history, history of U.S. education, curriculum studies, higher education mentorship and advising, the Black Freedom Movement, and Blackqueer lives and pedagogies. His prospective book project is a history of the Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School as a site for understanding Black self-determination, the shift in mainstream curriculum and pedagogy, and the Black radical imagination in education.

This event is part of the FIT Diversity Collective’s Black History Month activities; for a full schedule of activities, visit fitnyc.edu/blackhistory.

This event is for the FIT community only. 


February 1, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY United States