My Hair My Health Program
Saturday, September 7, 2019
from 11:30am – 4:00pm
Check out our Vendors and Exhibitors!
The Center for Self Enhancement
3920 N Kerby Ave. Portland, OR 97227
11:30 – 12:30 pm – Open Registration/Vendors
12:30 – 1:00 pm – Welcome & Keynote
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Session One: Generational Healing
Intergenerational trauma, also known as historical trauma, can negatively impact a family, a community, or a people. In this session, panelists will discuss how this particular form of trauma is passed down and consider its long-term effects.
2:00 – 2:15 pm – Break
2:15 – 3:25 pm – Session Two: My Nappy Roots, Film Screening + Panelists
Brighton and Regina Kimbell– Film Directors/Facilitators
Join us for a screening of My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage, a 2008 American documentary film directed by Regina Kimbell and written by her daughter, Brighton Kimbell. This mother-daughter team explore the politics and history of African American hair, and describe how the European ideal of beauty has influenced Black hair through modern history. The documentary details the political and cultural influences that have dominated dialogue surrounding African and African American hairstyles from styling patterns and cultural trends to the business of the Black hair care industry.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion and talk back circle with local leading hairstylists and academics in the field of Black body politics and identity.
Abibat Durosimi– Panelist
Mardiça Hicks– Panelist
Youth Panelists from Jefferson High School: Prospective Debutantes from the Les Femmes Organization