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The History and Politics of Black Hair and Beauty

Multiple dates through Aug 4, 6 pm
This is an online event · Online
"Black women comprise one of the fastest-growing groups of business owners in the United States. In Doing Business with Beauty, sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield examines this often-overlooked group and one of the most popular businesses run by these entrepreneurs: hair salons. Using in-depth interviews with hair salon owners, Doing Business with Beauty explores several facets of the business of owning a hair salon, including the process of becoming an owner, the dynamics of the owner-employee relationship, and the factors that steer black women to work in the hair industry. In this presentation, Professor Wingfield will discuss how Black women business owners both build on and are challenged by the intersections of race, class, and gender to promote economic development, self-love, and personal fulfillment. " (Promo Copy)


Online Portland, OR 97214
This is an online event