Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion / Tangled: Why Your Hair Matters to Society
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You are invited to join your repair, tool library, and makerspace colleagues for a talk by UW's very own Dr. Anu Taranath about diversity, equity and inclusion. A compassionate and engaging presenter, Professor Taranath will introduce in a welcoming way the complex issues of bias and belonging through a creative lens.
Hair is simply a collection of protein filaments that sprout from our scalp, yet it carries great meaning for us and our society.
From twists and tapers to braids and buns, whats on top of our head and how it is received by others often reflects societys standards of beauty and desirability. Using song, video, poetry, and imagery, this interactive presentation encourages us to examine our cultural conceptions of gender, class, and race. Why, for example, is one kind of hair or hairstyle understood as better than another? Who says so? What are the consequences of sporting an unruly doo, and how has that changed over the years?
Join professor Anu Taranath to untangle the meaning of hair, and better understand the stories we tell about beauty, bias, and belonging.
This 1-hour workshop will primarily be lecture style with opportunity for you to provide comments or questions using the chat function.
Thanks to the support of the Humanities Washington, we are able to provide this training for free.
Photo credit: Clay Banks on Unsplash.
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