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Highlights for the week of Aug. 17–23, 2020

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Celebrity-Filled Trivia Night Promotes Social Justice and Civic Engagement 
In July, the FIT Foundation teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation—the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization—to host the Great Fashion Trivia Night, a virtual event in celebration of fashion, social justice, and the power of voting and using your voice. Hosted by Derek Blasberg, YouTube’s head of fashion and beauty, the event featured a glamorous roster of speakers and quiz masters, including FIT President Joyce F. Brown, HRC President Alphonso David, Veronica Webb, Jeffrey Banks, Fern Mallis, Debra Messing, David Yurman, Vanessa Williams, Carolyn Murphy, Tan France, and Ke’Andra Samone. Read more
MON, AUG 24, 9 AM  Online Event: Fall 2020 Convocation

 FIT Flag Designs Flying High at Rockefeller Center
 Jean Marc Rejaud Creates Online Offerings

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“By the time we’re done in 2020, my professional opinion is that the total number of bankrupt retailers will eclipse the total of 2019 and 2018 combined.” Vincent Quan, associate professor of Fashion Business Management, spoke on All Things Considered about how the coronavirus has harmed retail.

Social Media of the Week
Ever heard about Portfolio, the FIT yearbook? Although the final edition met its end in 2014, the team from Hue magazine has brought it back to life for the 75th anniversary with a collection of memorable images. You might just see yourself!
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From the School of Art and Design Blog

Opportunities in the Rebranding of America
There’s a wave of rebranding taking place in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. Three professors share their thoughts about this reckoning and ideas for addressing it in the classroom. 

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