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Civility Week 2020: Social Justice

October 13 - October 17

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosts Civility Week, a week of activities, talks, and workshops aimed at achieving the goals of FIT’s civility initiative.

The initiative is aimed at engaging our community in a discussion of respectful ways of living and learning in a higher education environment. FIT encourages our community to behave with civility. A community upholding civility respects the rights of individuals and groups. It is characterized by understanding and considerations of the differences among members of the community. The diversity of the college adds to the richness of campus life, and FIT expects all members of the community to respect both differences and commonalities.

This year’s Civility Week theme is social justice.

So far in 2020 we have experienced a major global pandemic, economic crisis, and social unrest given the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. President Joyce F. Brown and the entire college community are focusing their efforts on educating and promoting social justice. Presentations, remarks, and and Diversity Comic Con will focus on civility now and in a post-pandemic world.

For a full schedule of events, visit fitnyc.edu/civilityweek.

Most of these events are for the FIT community only; however, the Diversity Comic Con, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 17, is open to the public. Click here for more info.