Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hair today, unprocessed tomorrow

March 9, the University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience Speakers Series presents the documentary, Natural Women, and a discussion with filmmaker Cindy Hurst. Natural Women chronicles the journey of a diverse sampling of African-American women who decided to wear their hair in its natural state. Also interviewed are Psychologists Dr. Na’im Akbar and Dr. Kobi Kambon, fathers of the African/Black psychology movement. This program was coordinated by UIS student organization “Kinky & Curly: Natural Hair Empowerment Club,” whose purpose is to reconstruct societal definitions of beauty, while celebrating natural uniqueness, and co-sponsored by the UIS Diversity Center and Women’s Center.

Natural Women
Wednesday, Mar. 9, 7pm
Brookens Auditorium, UIS
lower level of Brookens Library

The event was previewed in a March 3, 2011, article in the Illinois Times.

Download a PDF of the article