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EQUITY COUNCIL // LUNCHTIME SERIES Part Two: Hair Love & Law

IIDA NY Equity Council Lunchtime Series, in partnership with Racial Equity Partners (REP)

Part Two: Hair Love & Law

Perceptions about what is deemed appropriate in the American workplace are rooted in whiteness. Striving to meet historical physical standards established to ensure a “culture fit”, they continue to pose barriers for those among us whose natural physical traits (hair, skin color, body type, etc.) are not white. This legacy and other forms of bias have hindered people of color from professional and socio-economic advancement and broader inclusion in the workplace.

Join us to learn about these issues and efforts being made to combat discrimination against natural hair.

As organizations work to advance racial equity and develop inclusive work environments, we know this work is deeply personal.  This series will examine race and culture in America and the different ways people experience bias, preventing us from bringing our full self into most spaces. Share and hear about personal stories and learn about efforts being made to transform traditionally white spaces into culturally competent environments.

These bi-monthly lunchtime sessions will lead with a short presentation, leaving ample time for open conversation, interaction and questions. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Presenters:

Kavita Singh Gilchrist, Racial Equity Partners

Jeff Olivet, Racial Equity Partners