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The Politics of Hair--Can public policy end hair discrimination?
Start Date: 10/17/2019Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 10/17/2019End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description:
Last December a referee told a New Jersey high school wrestler that if he didn't cut his dreadlocks off he would have to forfeit his match. The young man’s hair was cut off minutes before his match in a crowded gym. Studies have shown Black women are 80% more likely to change their natural hair to meet social norms or expectations at work and 50% more likely to be sent home from work because of their hair. The is because the law does not afford protection from race based hair discrimination even if the hairstyle is inherent to racial identity. Assemblywoman Angela McKnight and Senator Sandra Cunninghom have introduced a bill to end this form of social injustice. Come to a luncheon where these two lawmakers will talk about their quest to end hair discrimination in New Jersey.
Location Information:
Saint Peter's University - Mac Mahon Student Center  (View Map)
47 Glenwood Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Hudson
Phone: 201-761-6000
Room: The Forum (5th Floor)
Contact Information:
Name: Ginger Schnitzer
Phone: 2017616048
Email: gschnitzer@saintpeters.edu
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