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Monday, Nov. 1
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Thursday, Nov. 4
Friday, Nov. 5
Daily Events

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DIVERSITY EXPO WEEK

Monday, Nov. 1, 2010...............................................................................

Safety Challenges in Dealing with a Mature Workforce
1-2 pm
David Dubinsky Student Center, 8th Floor Alcove
Open to FIT students and employees only
Joe Arcoleo, director of Environmental Health and Safety, will address this populationís needs and describe proactive steps that members of the FIT community can take to protect themselves and their family members who are part of this experienced and hardworking population.

Latin American Animation Artists
1-2:30 pm
Robert Lagary Board Room, Marvin Feldman Center, 9th Floor
Open to FIT students and employees only
Latin American animation artists Miguel Paredes and Felipe Galindo will talk about and present their animations, reflecting the interweaving of Latino and NYC cultures. Supported by the Foreign Languages Department.

*Men Under Dirt Dance Performance
5:30-7 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Open to the general public 
Ollom Movement Art/Prismatic Productions, Inc, under the direction of John Ollom, will perform a dance demonstrating the dangers of internalized homophobia in one manís life. The performance will be followed by a dialogue moderated by Dominic Carbone, adjunct assistant professor of Social Sciences, between the audience and the cast to create an educational environment to discuss diversity at FIT and throughout New York.

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010................................................................................

*Cultural Sustainability & Design
10-11 am
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Open to the general public 
Patti Carpenter, a designer who is active with Aid to Artisans and FIT alumni, will present a lecture on her work with artisans from indigenous cultures and how she works with them to design, develop, produce and market their crafts in the U.S. market. Carpenter encourages survival of skills, craft, and life within villages in need. Supported by the Textile/Surface Design Department.

Foreign Language Poetry Recitation: Final Run-Offs
1-2 pm
Marvin Feldman Center, 9th Floor Living Room
Open to FIT students and employees only
The Foreign Languages Department presents its 21st annual FIT Student Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition.

* ARTSpeak: Nayland Blake
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Open to the general public 
The Fine Arts Department Lecture Series presents a lecture by Nayland Blake, an artist, writer, and educator whose work addresses issues of the artistís own racially mixed background, sexual identity, and body image. His work is included in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Studio Museum of Harlem, LA MoCa, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. In 1994 he co-curated the exhibition In a Different Light, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and a grant from the President's Diversity Fund.

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.............................................................................

International Trade and Textile Development and Marketing Careers in Cotton
9-11:30 am
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Open to FIT students and employees only
Andrew Cronan, director of the Career and Internship Center, will moderate a panel discussion on international trade and textile development and marketing careers in cotton. Panelists include: Drew Paluba, co-owner and designer for Rebecca and Drew; Werner Bieri, president and CEO of Buhler Quality Yarns Corporation; Allen Terhaar, executive director of Cotton Council International; and Linda DeFranco, director of Product Trend Analysis of Cotton Incorporated.

*A New Day: Readings by Afghan and Iranian American Women
10-11:30 am
Katie Murphy Amphitheater
Open to the general public 
Readings by members of the Association of Iranian American Women.

Safety Challenges in Dealing with a Mature Workforce
11 am-12 pm
David Dubinsky Student Center, 8th Floor Alcove
Open to FIT students and employees only
Joe Arcoleo, director of Environmental Health and Safety, will address this populationís needs and describe proactive steps that members of the FIT community can take to protect themselves and their family members who are part of this experienced and hardworking population.

Oral Histories of Diversity
11:30 am-12 pm
Marvin Feldman Center lobby
Open to FIT students and employees only
Daniel Levinson Wilk, professor of American History, and his students will present podcasts of oral histories conducted as part of FITís commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. The oral histories encompass the history of the garment center; history of diversity at FIT; history of diversity in the garment industry; and history of the Penn South housing development.

*International Dance Festival
6-8 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
Open to the general public 
The Foreign Languages Department, the Health, Physical Education and Dance Department and the School of Liberal Arts will present an international dance festival of various performances. 

Taste Diversity
6-8 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Open to FIT students and employees only
Tasting of diverse foods hosted by Michael Cokkinos, associate professor of Advertising and Marketing Communication, and the Culinary Club.

Movie: Seven Pounds
7:30-10 pm
Dining Hall
Open to FIT students and employees only

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010...................................................................................

Fashion Symposium: Japan Fashion Now 
9 am-5 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium 
Symposium hosted by The Museum at FIT.

Diversity Awareness Workshop
12-2 pm
David Dubinsky Student Center lobby
Open to FIT students and employees only
Susan Breton and Ellen Simpao, counselors in the Counseling Center, present a workshop to help students become aware of their own biases, to question their assumptions when using labels and stereotypes, and to examine the utility and drawbacks of such thinking. Through an arts and crafts project, students develop a better appreciation of the differences in themselves and others transfer these feelings into behavioral changes in which they express more open-mindedness and empathy.

Foreign Languages Poetry Recitation: Awards Ceremony
1-2 pm
Robert Lagary Board Room, Marvin Feldman Center, 9th Floor
Open to FIT students and employees only

World Affairs Lecture
1-2 pm
Room B503
Open to FIT students and employees only
Dr. Renata Schiavo will lecture on health equity. Dr. Schiavo is an expert in healthcare communication and equity, which relates directly to the issue of diversity as equal access to healthcare is a basic human right, no matter the background of the recipients. Supported by the Social Sciences Department.

*Platanos and Collard Greens
7:30-9:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Open to the general public 
Performance by the touring company of the off-Broadway hit comedy Platanos and Collard Greens.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010........................................................................................

Fashion Symposium: Japan Fashion Now
9 am-5 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
Symposium hosted by The Museum at FIT

Different and the Same: FIT Community Portraits
9 am-5 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Open to FIT students and employees only
Photography sessions for the FIT community to be showcased during Black History Month as part "Beyond Black History." This event is co-sponsored by Educational Opportunity Programs and the School of Art and Design and the Photo Club.

Presentation of the 2008-09 Diversity Grant Awards

2:30 p.m.

Robert Lagary Boardroom, Marvin Feldman Center, 9th Floor

Daily Events........................................................................................................

FIT Veterans on Video
Marvin Feldman Center lobby
Open to FIT students and employees only
Roy Larsen, print shop manager, and Michael Cokkinos, associate professor of Advertising and Marketing Communications, will show a compilation of recorded interviews of veterans in the FIT community. Information will be available for student and employee veterans and families of veterans.

Survey: Do Colors Evoke Meaning of Age and Gender?
Marvin Feldman Center lobby
Open to FIT students and employees only
Margaret Miele, assistant professor of Social Sciences, and her students will be conducting a survey on colors and the different meanings of age and gender they evoke.

                            
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