#FreeTheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights Movements

Location: Eidman Courtroom

Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion invites students, faculty, staff, and the general public to #FreeTheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights Movements with Professor D. Wendy Greene (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law). Founder of the #FreeTheHair movement and a legal architect of the federal CROWN Act alongside parallel civil rights legislation, Professor Greene will discuss her legal scholarship and public advocacy combating race-based discrimination of African descendants when donning natural hairstyles like twists, braids, Afros and locs. As one of the nation’s leading legal experts on “grooming codes discrimination” and Director of Kline Law’s Center for Law, Policy, & Social Action, Professor Greene will also explore landmark U.S. legal reforms her scholarly activism is shaping, which redress this systematic form of racial discrimination and are transforming civil rights laws and discourse globally.

Reception to follow. Please RSVP.

This event has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 1.00 hour of CLE credit.

Special thanks to the Diverse Voices Speaker Series Founding Sponsor, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Partner Sponsor, Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Prof Wendy Greene Flyer