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May 13
15:00 - 18:00
Racial Politics of Hair
Student Success Inspirational Speaker Series
Film screening and panel discussion

Dr Sweta Rajan-Rankin will share the research findings from her Faculty Award funded ethnographic project on racial hair in European and Afro-hair salons. This will be followed by a film screening and panel discussion of the documentary 'Good Hair' featuring Chris Rock. This fun, entertaining and thought-provoking event will be accompanied by refreshments and drinks provided after the event, free of charge for all participants.

About the Film

American comedian Chris Rock visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community in this expos of comic proportions that only he could pull off. A raucous adventure prompted by Rock's daughter approaching him and asking, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?, GOOD HAIR shows Chris Rock engaging in frank, funny conversations with hair-care professionals, beauty shop and barbershop patrons, and celebrities including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symon, Dr. Maya Angelou, Salt-N-Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton all while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter's question.

For details of other talks in the series see the Inspirational Speakers Programme web page.

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Cornwallis Central Lecture Theatre 1 (CCLT1)
United Kingdom


Open to all staff and students,

Contact: Dr Triona Fitton
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research


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