IFFTI 2020 FASHION + SOCIAL JUSTICE HACKATHON
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Kent State Fashion School and The Design Innovation Initiative will host this first-ever international fashion + social justice student hackathon connected the IFFTI 2020 conference. One student will be nominated from each of the 60+ institutions that are members of IFFTI (www.iffti.org), who will then be welcomed to Kent State to work in teams with students from around the world to address social justice through the lens of fashion. The May 4 Visitor Center team will work with the faculty leadership from Design Innovation and the Fashion School to host the initial workshops for all of the students to become familiar with and inspired by the history of the May 4 shootings. They will then have 4 days to collectively develop compelling solutions to global social justice challenges. They will present their solutions as part of an expo event on Wednesday, March 25th. The goals of the Fashion + Social Justice Hackathon are to increase awareness of the ways that the concept of fashion can improve social justice issues.