Dr. Ben Barry | Diversity Now
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When I began at Ryerson, my first initiative was to create an annual conference, Diversity NOW, which aimed to inspire students celebrate diversity in fashion, I now produce and moderate this annual conference.

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The conference begins with keynote presentations that introduce the reasons for the lack of diversity in fashion, the consequences of promoting a narrow beauty ideal and the benefits of celebrating diversity. Following this presentation, students create proposals for a garment or media project that empowers a diverse community. The students then present their proposals in small groups.

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