#FreeTheHair: How Black Hair is Transforming Civil Rights Laws and Movements


#FreeTheHair: How Black Hair is Transforming Civil Rights Laws and Movements
Presented by The Center on Race, Law and Justice and in conjunction with The Leitner CenterFordham Black Law Students Association and Fordham Latin American Law Students Association.

One of the world’s leading legal experts on “grooming codes discrimination,” and Founder of the #FreeTheHair campaign, 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 U.S. legal reforms her scholarly activism is shaping, such as the C.R.O.W.N. Acts (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace/World  Acts), which redress this systematic form of racial discrimination and are transforming civil laws and discourse globally.

Professor Wendy Greene, Frances Lewis Scholar in Residence, Washington and Lee School of Law
Tanya Kateri Hernández, Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET
This event is free and open to the public. CLE credits are available. CLE credit for the program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 non transitional credits: (1.5) Diversity Inclusion & Elimination of Bias.
Click here to register for the virtual event. 


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