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The Politics of Black Women’s Hair Symposium

March 1, 2013 9:00 am
March 1, 2013 5:00 pm
Claudia Cohen Hall - G17
249 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, 19104

Black women’s hair, intentional or not, is both a social and political statement. Whether straightened, natural, or out of a bag, hair for Black women is both their glory and contested bodily space. Join us for a day-long symposium discussing the political, social, and business aspects surrounding Black women’s hair.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies along with Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Host: Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC and Professor of Political Science at Tulane University

Register here: https://africana.sas.upenn.edu/center/politics-black-womens-hair-symposium-registration

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