Sat August 7 - Sun August 8, 2021

TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: A Natural Hair Conference

This conference will examine the politics, policing, and perception of African American and Afro Latina women's natural hair in American society. In addition to readings, attendees choose from 75-minute panels and workshops discussing the muted but invasive means by which society shames our natural hair from infancy through adulthood. Panels include:

*Race, Stigma, and the Politics of Black Hair
*Natural Hair and the Cultural Violence of Identity Erasure
*When Children's Hair Breaks School Rules
*History of the The Tignon Hair Laws: A Historical Perspective
*Is Hair Discrimination Race Discrimination?
*How Natural Black Hair Became A Civil Rights Issue
*Getting to the Root of Afrolatina Hair
*The CROWN Act: An Overview of Senate Bill 188
*Pelo Malo Y Pelo Bueno: Afro Latinas Who Rose Above.

Workshops include:
*Headwrap, Turban, & Scarf Styling
*Narrativa Healing: Escribe Sobre Nuestro Cabelo
*Narrative Healing: Writing Our Hair

Registration opens in June. Contact us at [email protected] to get on the Early Bird Registration list!
This conference will examine the politics, policing, and perception of African American and Afro Latina women's natural hair in American society. In addition to readings, attendees choose from 75-minute panels and workshops discussing the muted but invasive means by which society shames our natural hair from infancy through adulthood. Panels include:

*Race, Stigma, and the Politics of Black Hair
*Natural Hair and the Cultural Violence of Identity Erasure
*When Children's Hair Breaks School Rules
*History of the The Tignon Hair Laws: A Historical Perspective
*Is Hair Discrimination Race Discrimination?
*How Natural Black Hair Became A Civil Rights Issue
*Getting to the Root of Afrolatina Hair
*The CROWN Act: An Overview of Senate Bill 188
*Pelo Malo Y Pelo Bueno: Afro Latinas Who Rose Above.

Workshops include:
*Headwrap, Turban, & Scarf Styling
*Narrativa Healing: Escribe Sobre Nuestro Cabelo
*Narrative Healing: Writing Our Hair

Registration opens in June. Contact us at [email protected] to get on the Early Bird Registration list!
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