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Thursday, October 7 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Conference Kickoff: #FreeTheHair: How Black Hair is Transforming Civil Rights Laws and Movements featuring Professor Wendy Greene

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One of the world’s leading legal experts on “grooming codes discrimination,” and Founder of the #FreeTheHair movement, Professor Wendy Greene will discuss her legal scholarship and public advocacy combating race-based discrimination African descendants suffer when they don natural hairstyles like twists, braids, afros, and locs. Professor Greene will also explore landmark legal reforms her scholarly activism is shaping, such as the C.R.O.W.N. Acts (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace/World Acts) and parallel civil rights legislation, which redress this systematic form of racial discrimination and are transforming civil laws and discourse globally.

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Wendy Greene

Professor, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
The daughter of American civil rights activists, Professor Doris “Wendy” Greene is a trailblazing U.S. anti-discrimination law scholar, teacher, and advocate who has devoted her professional life’s work to advancing racial, color, and gender equity in workplaces and beyond... Read More →

Thursday October 7, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT