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.
*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!