"Crown Act" - September Salon Salon (An HR-EDI Office Event)
Salon Salon: Discourse in Identity, Relationships, & Hair
Thursday, October 13, 2022
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
“Salon Salon” is a gathering for *women to discuss identity and relationships through the vehicle of hair. Whether coiled and coiffed, cleanly shaven, or capped beneath a head covering, women and their hair (or lack thereof) has long-been a cultural conversation.
At the Salon, the “Salonniere” (i.e. moderator) will begin the event with opening remarks on the event’s hair-themed medium and propose questions for thoughtful consideration in subsequent small group discussions. Before the end of the event, the Salonniere will reconvene the entire group for final reflections.
Salonniere: Deanna Hughes
Pre-Event Discussion Item: Massachusetts joins wave of states banning racial discrimination against natural hair
*“women” is used as a self-defined term that is not limited to cis or binary identification
Salon Salon is a part of the HR-EDI Office’s effort to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community in alignment with the Diversity & Inclusion goal of the university’s strategic plan.