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Highlights for the week of Oct. 21–27, 2019

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Diversity Comic Con Returns to FIT   
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. But times are changing, and the participation and visibility of multicultural art and stories are more crucial than ever. For its second year, Diversity Comic Con, part of FIT’s Civility Week, celebrates this work with a full day of panel discussions, portfolio reviews, an Artists’ Alley, and a cosplay pageant. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is this year’s keynote speaker. The event will be held on Friday, October 25, from 10 am to 6 pm and is open to the public, but registration is requested. Find out more at 
OCT 24, 6 PM  AVIXA Diversity Event
OCT 26 AND 27  FIT Family Weekend

•  Exhibition and Experience Design Chair, Faculty Members, to Speak at National Conference
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Textile Development and Marketing Assistant Chair Sean Cormier shared his expertise with The New York Times on assembling a sustainable wardrobe.

Social Media Post of the Week

Today FIT kicks off Civility Week with activities, talks, and workshops aimed at achieving the goals of engaging the college community in a discussion of respectful ways of living and learning. Check out the video below and visit for a full schedule of events!
 screenshot of FIT Instagram post with video introducing Civility Week

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Faculty Member and Alumna Produce Breast Cancer Garment 
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Bringing Science and Numbers to Sustainability 
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Apply now to Design Entrepreneurs, FIT’s accelerated business program, and compete for $150,000 in prizes. Deadline October 31.
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