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Fashion, Culture & Justice

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

Situated during the fashion industry's highlight week in New York, this event will serve to identify, address, and deepen our understanding of the social and systemic issues that challenge and pervade the fashion system. Topics that will be the focal point of this solutions-based discussion will include cultural appropriation and cultural sensitivity, and what fashion makes possible in a tense political climate. 

Kim Jenkins, part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design, will moderate a panel discussion with change makers of color in fashion:

Elaine Welteroth, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue

Aurora James, Creative Director of Brother Vellies

Amy Farid, Fashion industry hairstylist 

Anastasia Garcia, Photographer and body positive activist 

This event is free and open to the public, and made possible through the support of CHROMAT and the School of Fashion at Parsons.


This event is part of The Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design, Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Nth Degree


Parsons School of Design, School of Fashion


Fashion, Social Justice



Free and open to the public



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