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HAIR and NOW: Be bold for change




Venue: Room ELG15, Drysdale Building

The steps people take to change the appearance of their hair can be extreme.  This event will question whether your choice of hairstyle has been of your own choosing or whether social pressures have influenced your decision.

City's BAME Network's International Women's Day event will discuss some of the underlining discoveries that have been made into why ethnic minority women in particular present themselves in a certain way and whether this has proven to be discriminatory.  Where has the pressure for ethnic minority women to feel that they need to conform and adopt certain expectations come from? Can it be challenged and changed?

The event is open for all City staff and students to attend and will discuss current issues that relate to the daily lifestyles of ethnic minority women.  Angela Jackman will highlight issues encountered within the school and employment environment and discuss the challenges that may be faced. Krystal Glasford will discuss how young people choose to wear their hair.  She will consider the various influences and will talk about different reasons why people feel the way they do when deciding their hairstyles.

Angela Jackman is a CPD Consultant and Senior Lecturer at City Law School. She is also a senior qualified solicitor who is in part-time practice at a London firm.

Angela’s legal practice specialises in social welfare and public law. She has had a particular interest in discrimination issues and had conduct of the “cornrows school exclusion” case in 2011 when she successfully represented a secondary school pupil excluded from school on his first day because of wearing his hair in cornrows.

Angela has since campaigned on the issues of race, culture and discrimination

as they affect individuals in the workplace.  In 2016, she was invited to submit evidence to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee’s investigation into “High heels and workplace dress codes”. The request arose due to Angela’s earlier published City article concerning discrimination against African-Caribbean women who wear their hair naturally. Her evidence was published in the subsequent House of Commons report.

Angela acted for two women from Northern Ireland who are challenging the policy of the Secretary of State for Health which prohibits women from Northern Ireland accessing abortion services on the NHS in England. The case was heard in the Supreme Court in November 2016.

Angela is a mentor for Black Lawyers’ Directory, an expert panel member for the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants and a member of the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee.

Krystal Glasford studied Psychology at Middlesex University and is now a Teacher of Social Sciences.

There will time for refreshments and networking following the main event.

For further info on this event contact the BAME Network

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1.30pm - 3.30pmWednesday 8th March 2017

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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