The Crown ACT 181. HAVE YOU TAKEN THE PLEDGE?
Have you heard of the Crown Act?
The CROWN Act was created in 2019 by Dove and the CROWN Coalition, in partnership with then State Senator Holly J. Mitchell of California, to ensure protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locs, twists, and knots in the workplace and public schools.
Can you believe we are dealing with this in 2021? I can’t, but here we are.
The basis of the Act , and we can all agree, is that people should not be forced to divest themselves of their racial-cultural identity by changing their natural hair in order to adapt to predominantly white spaces in the workplace or in school.
So far the Act has been passed in 13 states including NY, NJ, and California, and 30 municipalities. There are many more to go.
The Official Campaign of The CROWN Act Led by the CROWN Coalition, founded by Dove, National Urban League, Color Of Change, and Western Center on Law & Poverty.
The organizers have spun this push for legislation into a series of events to garner awareness.
- There is The Crown Act Mural – a partnership with MuralsDC to bring the first-ever CROWN Act-inspired mural to the Nation’s Capital.
The art is from Muralist and co-founder of CreativeJunkfood, Candice Taylor.
The CROWN Act mural will live in the heart of Washington DC as part of MuralDC’s 14th season of celebrating diversity and showcasing designs that uplift, educate, and empower.
2. CROWN Day 2021 which was celebrated on July 3rd.
3. CROWN Awards – highlights the extraordinary strength, grace, and perseverance of notable Black women, whether at the forefront or behind the scenes of change, whose talents and leadership help advance the legacy of Black beauty and brilliance.
The event was hosted by activist and entrepreneur Tai Beauchamp and featured honorees like our fave vegan Aunty Tabitha Brown, an actress and entrepreneur.
4. The Inner Fitness Project
Tina Lifford, the actress from queen Sugar is inviting 1000 Black women to take part in the Inner Fitness experience so that we can take ownership of our ‘inner’ wellness and thrive.
she says , “This program is right for you if you are ready to be more aware and have a deeper conversation with yourself.”
You can help be a part of the change. How?
By Signing the Petition to End Hair Discrimination in the Workplace and Schools.
Emailing your Senator.
We need to Protect Balck Women’s hair. Point black period!
For more information, visit the https://www.thecrownact.com/