The Big Hair Assembly global sign up, launches 25th February. The actual event will be held at 1:30pm BST, Wednesday 15th September 2021 and this will also mark the 5th anniversary of World Afro Day. The assembly will be hosted in the UK by the broadcaster and award-winning saxophonist, YolanDa Brown and in the USA
The haircare brand, Pantene has joined the fight against hair discrimination in the UK. Their new campaign My Hair Won’t Be Silenced aims to reduce discrimination against people with afro hair by 2025. Dr Rolanda Wilkerson PhD, Pantene’s Principle Hair Scientist and Creator of Pantene Gold Series stated: “Products tailored to protect Afro hair are
Young Black activists from the Advocacy Academy created the ‘Halo Code’ campaign pledge to fight against hair discrimination.
Recently, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published a tweet supporting hair equality in schools. Job Holbrook, who has been a barrister for over 30 years, responded to the tweet by calling Ruby “a stroppy teenager of colour”.
New York has become the second state in the USA to change the law to protect people from facing unfair treatment and racial discrimination because of their hair texture and hairstyles.