Show FRD some love for #GivingTuesday
This week at the Database…
We are reaching the end of our fundraiser, and, to date, we’ve raised $3,108 from our $20k goal. With Tommy Hilfiger’s match, that brings us to $6,216.
On this #GivingTuesday, we hope that you will consider showing us your support with any amount you can manage. If you cannot manage it this time around, we appreciate you nonetheless!
By the way: Did you see us in Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)? Special thanks to Tara Donaldson for writing about FRD and my vision for the future. My dream is to have longterm financial support for us - possibly a multi-year sponsorship so we can truly expand and create as much impact as possible. Perhaps someone in the industry or a large organization is listening?
In the meantime, I want to share with you some testimonials from our community, and what The Fashion and Race Database means to them.
– Kim Jenkins, Founder
Julimar Mora Silva
The Fashion and Race Database (FRD) is an excellent tool to connect researchers, academics, curators, designers, creative agents, and the public, all united by the interest of reflecting on fashion from a critical, global, interconnected perspective and focused on the intersectionality between race, gender, and class inequalities. The platform has become one of my favorite spaces for the dissemination of knowledge as it brings together written and audiovisual products. It always keeps me informed through bibliographic updates by specific topics, presenting the information in an extremely comfortable and friendly format through its website and social networks.
– Julimar Mora Silva, Venezuelan Anthropologist
The Fashion and Race Database offers the opportunity to see what researchers and designers are doing from another point of view, different from the European one. I am proud that my profile and some of my articles appear in this exciting space to document the manifestations of fashion and race. A great tool for knowledge about fashion from otherness!
–Martha Sandoval-Villegas, Mexican Fashion Historian
That’s it for now. Please stay safe.
Yours in service and solidarity,
The Fashion and Race Database Team
Laura Beltrán-Rubio, Researcher
Alliya Lopez, Research Assistant
Gillani Peets, Research & Editorial Intern
Kendall Laws, Project Manager
Daniela Hernandez, Media Editor
Anthony Palliparambil, Jr., Content Editor
Kimberly Jenkins, Founder