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Globally Connected @ FIT: From Social Distancing to Social Impact

March 11, 2021 at 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

flyer for Globally ConnectedOne of the primary aspects of the concept of “making an impact” is “doing measurable good.” It is linked to the fact that there are a growing number of social and environmental challenges that we as society members can, and must, tackle. Courtney Deacon Lalotra, International Trade and Marketing ’10, shares how her organization, One Life to Love, was able to pioneer COVID-19 relief efforts in migrant communities in India during a nationwide lockdown, and further adapt their already established programs to address the evolving needs pertaining to girls’ education, women’s health, and children with special needs. Courtney elaborates how One Life to Love envisions to be better prepared for future needs and how everyone can shoulder the responsibility.


Courtney Deacon Lalotra is the founder and president of One Life to Love, an international nonprofit organization based in New Jersey. She is leading social change efforts in India through her work with abandoned special needs children. She is further making a mark in the field of girls education and women’s sexual health. Courtney believes empowering women and children ushers in a mindset and generational change necessary for community development.


FIT Cultural Fellows Siddhi Daga and Isha Kesarwani

About Globally Connected @ FIT

This is a series of 45-minute virtual discussions, talks, and presentations for the FIT community led by students, faculty, and alumni to advance global education at FIT in our new world without mobility. The major themes are fashion, art, sustainability, racial equity, and life during the pandemic around the world. Hosted by the Office of International Programs and the Cultural Fellows, and the History of Art Department.

This virtual event is for the FIT community only; REGISTER HERE. 


Office of International Programs
(212) 217-5380