Reel Inclusion: A Film Series - Back to Natural
Start: January 19, 2024 9 p.m.
End: January 19, 2024 10:30 p.m.
Location: Pruis Hall
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Inclusive Excellence

Join us for a screening of and discussion about "Back to Natural".

Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Rashida Willard, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

"Back to Natural" outlines the ways in which race, identity, and hair are all related and offers a compassionate viewpoint on issues that affect African descendants.  A powerful call for healing, this ground-breaking film takes a grassroots approach to exploring the globalized policing of natural Black hair.

Filmed in New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, and Cape Town, this documentary explores universal aspects of the Black experience and the "New" Natural Hair movement "Back to Natural" has been credited with playing an integral role in inspiring New York City to become the first jurisdiction, world-wide, to outline anti-discrimination protections for natural hair.  

The film is 1 hr 5 minutes long. Please attend as part of Unity Week events.