York Prep Students Visit Black in Time: A Black Renaissance at FIT

On February 11th the Affinity Social Justice Club, along with other York Prep students, visited the Art and Design Gallery at Fashion Institute of Technology to tour the Black in Time: A Black Renaissance exhibit. Accompanied by School Counselor Elizabeth Aiello, the students were guided through the exhibit by two student curators from the FIT Black Student Union.

“The York Prep students were really engaged and inspired by the stories they shared and the manner in which they did so,” says Ms. Aiello. The exhibit was completely student-led, designed, crafted, and curated, and the student curators, Awa and Kiara, provided an insider’s perspective on how Black in Time came to be. The interactive exhibit showcases student, faculty, and alumni work that highlight artists, activists, designers, athletes, historians and cultural icons that have shaped Black History.