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Globally Connected @ FIT: One Love: Promoting Black Pride and Racial Equity

October 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Guests: Fashion Business Management student Anya Swapp; Black Student Union members Awa Doumbia and Kiara Williams; and FIT alum and founder of CAFE (Caribbean American Fashion Exchange) Janice Lawrence-Clarke

Bob Marley, the godfather of reggae, says it best: “One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel alright.” The Black Lives Matter Movement has the world saying, “enough.” International FIT student Anya Swapp presents her passion project, “Next of Kin,” an art representation in support of the movement to establish systematic changes. This conversation is themed around Afrofuturism—possessing the imagined African identity that could have potentially emerged from an African cultural experience uninterrupted by oppression. As part of the Globally Connected @ FIT series, we invite all to join the conversation on Black excellence and racial equity as we continue to spark change.

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 will be 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; co-organized by Helen Gaudette and Alexander Nagel.

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


Office of International Programs
(212) 217-5380