#ChalkThatTalk is a series of chalk murals on FIT’s exterior walls, stretching along Seventh Avenue between 27th and 28th streets. As described by the FIT Black Student Union's leadership, “#ChalkThatTalk is an artistic response to the injustices faced by the Black community in recent times and throughout history. Using art to demonstrate the strength and influence of our generation, we hope to lift the community and drive positive change as well as initiating the first of change in our FIT community.”
In recognition of Black History Month, FIT’s Black Student Union will curate an interactive exhibition that showcases work by students, faculty, and alumni illustrating the constant evolution of black art, using it also as a teaching tool to educate visitors about black fashion, art, music, cinema, and literature, from Ancient Egypt to the present day.
In response to the current tide of police violence against African-Americans and the resulting #BlackLivesMatter movement including library resources pertaining to past American racial justice protest movements
Black Fashion Designers featured 75 ensembles by 60 designers, highlighting a range of individual styles. The goal of this exhibition was to broaden fashion history by acknowledging the influence of black designers, and also inspire interest and scholarship on the impact of black designers, past and present.