September 25, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

#FreetheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights Movements

Bishop Conference Room, Birmingham, Alabama

Professor Wendy Greene’s award-winning legal scholarship interrogates the ways socio-legal constructions of identity inform and constrain civil rights protections against inequality. Through her breakthrough legal analyses of emerging forms of workplace discrimination at the intersection of race, color, gender, religion, and national origin, Greene has coined two recognized terms in the field of labor and employment law — “misperception discrimination” and “grooming codes discrimination” — while steadily influencing civil rights jurisprudence, litigation, legislation, and discourse. Her internationally recognized work in these areas has shaped the enforcement stance of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), administrative law judges, federal courts, and civil rights organizations in civil rights cases and serves as source material for published educational modules and professional training on workplace diversity and inclusion. Join us as she discusses her recent work connecting black hair to civil rights movements.