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Black History Month

CROWN: A Look at Black Hair

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Join us for a virtual conversation with regional and national changemakers about the importance of The CROWN Act and the impact this law has on society.  Starting in 2019, The CROWN Act (which bans discrimination against natural hair) and similar initiatives have been adopted in Califonia, New Jersey, York City, Virginia, Washington, and Colorado.  Some states, including Michigan, are in the process of but have yet to ban discrimination based on hair texture. 

Panelists

  • Michigan State Rep. Sarah Anthony
  • Pro Tem Mary Sheffield (Detroit City Council)
  • Wendy Greene (Drexel University, professor and legal scholar)

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence will deliver a message about unifying anti-discrimination laws across the country. 

Supporting members of the CROWN coalition include Jack and Jill, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and the NAACP.

Free and open to the public, no registration is required to view this program.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94638928515?pwd=a2x5MkdrWkVSdUlGOElvc3JrZllpdz09