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Highlights for the week of Oct. 12–18, 2020

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Join Us for Diversity Comic Con 2020 

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17, FIT hosts the Diversity Comic Con for a third year. This year's event will take place completely online, which means anyone can attend from anywhere in the world. While the medium of comic books has been around for almost a century, the presence of minorities—as both subjects and creators—has been sorely lacking. Times are changing, and the participation and visibility of multicultural art and stories are more crucial than ever. Critically acclaimed creator/artist Shawn Martinbrough, author of How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, is the keynote speaker. The comic con features panel discussions, speed networking, drawing contest, cosplay challenge, and a virtual marketplace/exhibition. View the full list of events and speakers on the Diversity Comic Con website.

• FIT Scores High in Many College Rankings
• FIT in Milan Fashion Design Students Tap Into Their Creativity and Resilience

OCT 14, 5 PM  Virtual Event: Civility and Its Limits—Speaking Out Through Poetry with Jericho Brown
OCT 15, 9:45 AM  FIT Board of Trustees Meeting

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Cenia Paredes standing among models wearing her garments, CBS2 logo
CBS2 New York interviewed up-and-coming Dominican American designer Cenia Paredes, Fashion Design ’04, and FIT Design Entrepreneurs ‘15, whose line features a bright color palette as a tribute to her Latinx heritage. She recently won a competition to sell her patent pending waist-adjusting jeans on the Home Shopping Network and debuted her spring collection at the Times Square Fashion Show.

Social Media of the Week

Victor Vegas and FIT student Liana Waller are honoring Indigenous history through their streetwear brand Primer Rebelde De America. Highlighted recently in Vogue, the label channels a punk aesthetic through thought-provoking and socially conscious art. The brand is inspired by Vegas’s South American Indigenous heritage while Waller helps to execute the designs.

screenshot of FIT Instagram post with shirt designed by Primer Rebelde De America

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From the School of Art and Design Blog 

Voting Reminders: Make Your Voice Heard

Make Your Voice Heard voting postcard with women's fist upraised and VOTE on the nails by Wei Zhen

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