Two years after Columbus passed the Crown Act, proponents of natural hairstyles will hold their first celebration event at COSI on Saturday.
The CROWN Act stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair”. It was designed to end discrimination against people who wear their hair in cultural styles such as braided cornrows and dreadlocks.
Nicole Harper, Chief Program Officer of the Black Girls Commission, said: It also provides an opportunity for fun, interactive engagements that help girls understand how to use and advocate for their voice. “
Harper said employers are generally not allowed to discriminate based on the hairstyle an employee wears.
“We also want to standardize the ability for people to wear their hair in styles that match their hair texture, styles that are more revealing, or styles that are protective or have cultural and cultural significance. . .
Several cities have enacted their own similar laws protecting hair expressions, Harper said.
“I see stories of lawsuits being filed and stories of things happening in schools where students had to do different things with their hair, so the need for this continues,” Harper said. I have.