leitner center events, #FreeTheHair: How Black Hair is Transforming Civil Rights Laws and Movements (co-sponsored by the Center on Race, Law and Justice)

#FreeTheHair: How Black Hair is Transforming Civil Rights Laws and Movements (co-sponsored by the Center on Race, Law and Justice)
October 14, 2020 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Location: Zoom
Contact: LeitnerCenter@law.fordham.edu

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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.

Speaker:

Professor Wendy Greene
Frances Lewis Scholar in Residence, Washington and Lee School of Law


Moderator:

Professor Bennett Capers
Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center on Race, Law & Justice, Fordham Law School

 This event is co-sponsored by the Center on Race, Law and Justice and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice. 




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