Cause, Collaboration, Crown: World Afro Day
Michelle De Leon
This session will introduce the 2019 World Afro Day Campaign: Fix Society Not Hair. Laws are changing in America and the natural hair movement is a growing global phenomenon but how do we achieve hair equality in our schools and workplace in the UK? Our recent Hair Equality Report quantifies the evidence of widespread discrimination in UK schools and society. We believe that the time is now for us to collaborate as a community and claim our human rights and freedom for our hair. Will you be a part of the change?
Michelle De Leon successfully combines her TV career, alongside being founder of the international project, World Afro Day® established 15th September 2017. Since conquering her own hair problems, she also wanted a better life for her daughter and other children. This inspired her to create World Afro Day (WAD), a global day of change, education and celebration of Afro hair, culture and identity; which is endorsed by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The initiative has reached an estimated 10 million plus people.