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Take Action: Donate Kids' Converse Sneakers to The Art of Giving Project at FIU

FIU Sneakers, Diversity WeekApril 3, 2011
The Art + Art History Department at Florida International University (FIU) is taking part in The Art of Giving Project, a fund-raising campaign that assists children throughout the world's resource-poor and emerging nations. Students are sending Converse kids' sneakers, customized with hand-painted artwork, to children in Haiti.

The event, a contribution to the university’s Global Learning Initiative, is part of FIU’s Diversity Week (April 4-8, 2011). The week celebrates the importance of diversity and identity in higher education, in the community and in the global arena.

FIU is asking for donations of kids-sized Converse All Stars canvas sneakers for the Art + Art History department students to paint before sending to Haiti. On April 8, the public can watch as the students create one-of-a-kind Converse designs at the university's Graham Center Gallery between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Please bring your Converse All Stars donations before April 8, 2011, to these locations at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus (11200 S.W. 8th Street): VH 216, PCA 272, GC 1215, or the Faculty Club.

To check out other Diversity Week events at FIU, click here.

To learn more about FIU's Global Learning Initiative, click here.