Public Engagement

General Public

Past, Present and Future: Women of Color Redefining Culture and Community

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

During the panel event,  we hope to engage in a dialogue with leading women of color who are currently pushing the cultural responsibility in their professional careers as writers, community organizers and creative entrepreneurs. 

At the forefront of the preservation of culture, women of color have always and continue to shape the importance of community. Through building representation in mainstream media, to shifting cultural spaces in local communities, women of color are dominating this radical role. Perpetually, this sense of responsibility come with its challenges with the emergence of social media and networking. It is important we continue to push social engagement through community organizing, building networks in industries that are shaping the narratives of culture, fashion and art and this particular group of women of color are doing just that.

In celebration of this Women’s History Month, we want to highlight the contributions women of color have made for culture, history and society in the past, present and the next generation of women. #TheFutureisFemale

This event is part of BFA 19’ Integrated Design student, Tatiana Glover’s senior thesis project for the upcoming IDP exhibition. The exhibition's opening reception will take place in May 2019. Special thanks to the Integrated Design program in sponsoring this event.

Hosted by School of Design Strategies at Parsons

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design


Parsons School of Design, School of Design Strategies




#women, #poc, #culture, #community, #thesis

Additional Details


Lynette Nylander

VP of Content at Alexander Wang.

Freelance Writer, Former Deputy Editor at ID Magazine & Teen Vogue.

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Stephanye R. Watts

Assembly Program Coordinator at Recess Art Organization

Former Community Manager at Weeksville Heritage Center.

Creative Director | Freelance Writer

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Kai Avent-deLeon

Fashion Designer | Business Owner of Sincerely Tommy & STCoffee.

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Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.