The Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals (ULGMYP) will host a day party brunch to celebrate the Crown Act, a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, titled “Let Me See Your Crown Brunch & Day Party” on Sunday, July 16, at Cafe Coda on Madison’s near east side.
The Crown Act, “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” protects Black people from the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twist or bantu knots.
The Official Campaign of The CROWN Act is led by the CROWN Coalition, founded by Dove, the National Urban League, Color Of Change, and the Western Center on Law & Poverty.
The ULGMYP Vice President Chassitti Clark talked with Blueprint365 about the importance of the Crown Act and this celebration.
“We want to highlight the importance of getting the crown act passed,” Clark said. “Our legislators in Wisconsin don’t think it’s important because they don’t have to go in like we do as Black people. We will be highlighting the statistics about why the Crown Act should be passed. Some people don’t feel comfortable wearing their natural hair to their job interviews, or even on their LinkedIn profiles.”
The day party/brunch will have food catered by House of Flavas from noon-2 pm, and music provided by Kyree “DJ Ree Maniac” Brooks. Clark and her team are excited to see community members come out and celebrate their natural hair.
For tickets and more information about the Brunch & Day party, visit its eventbrite website.