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Save The Date! Thesis 2021

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We are thrilled to announce that this year’s annual Thesis Show will mark a long-awaited return to SVA! Our students have developed ground-breaking projects over the course of the year, and will be presenting them live at SVA Theatre’s Beatrice Auditorium on Thursday, May 6 beginning at 11:30AM. Our students abroad will be featured during the event via video, and will join us for a live celebration later in the week. 

While our audience will remain limited to the cohort, staff, and faculty, you can tune in to our Youtube stream from home to watch the live presentations with us! In order to access the livestream, please register to attend via Eventbrite, and take a look at the thesis website to get a better sense of each project.

Please join us in learning about their ideas to: elevate the voices of BIPOC museum staff; foster healthy coexistence between urban wildlife and humans in NYC; create authentic narratives about people with disabilities in Indian film; strengthen community resilience for those affected by the closure of East River Park; create more inclusive environments for students on the Autism spectrum in China; co-create community restaurant resilience in the East Village; create a community for Chinese young women to cope with appearance anxiety and body shaming; enrich senior Chinese immigrants’ lives in NYC by building a community to reduce social isolation caused by the pandemic; build reformative principles for Missionaries by considering cultural diversity and reducing harm to their engaged population; support the healing process for sexual violence survivors and their loved ones; facilitate conversations on sexual and reproductive health among Chinese immigrant women; celebrate artists with justice involvement by elevating their work and experiences; create channels for the communities and families of children with Down Syndrome to feel supported in Saudi Arabia; help care organisations provide relational care in Singapore’s low-income neighbourhoods; facilitate co-creation of tools that help young adults with Type 1 Diabetes in India; educate, persuade and facilitate conversations about nutrition security to prevent childhood obesity with the New York Common Pantry in the Bronx; use online education to create new classroom models and improve education quality in rural areas in China; and empower and support social entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia to grow, thrive, create impact.

We thank our students for their hard work and dedication to this challenging work, and are excited to share it with everyone!

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