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Dec 16

Heart of the Headwrap - Virtual Workshop

Next: Dec 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dallas Contemporary


Join us for an interactive workshop presented by artist and educator Chesley Antoinette, that explores the North American history behind the headwrap as it relates to Louisiana's Tignon Law of 1786. This law was created to force all women of African descent to wear a headscarf in order to oppress their beauty and mobility. In addition to the lecture, participants will receive their own headscarfs shipped directly to their home where they will be instructed virtually on styling techniques that embody characteristics meant to be oppressed: beauty, intelligence and adaptability. This program has been selected in association with dallas contemporary's artist-led programs initiative. To learn more about how dc is working with local artists follow the link here.


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161 Glass St.
Dallas, TX 75207
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