Hair Braiders Summit
Event Info: (773) 834-1936 graycenter.uchicago.edu
Part of the Gray Center exhibition "Unfurling: Five Explorations in Art, Activism and Archiving," this event showcases the art of braiding and natural hairstyling in African descent communities in the Chicago area. Hear from braiders, natural stylists and community members on braiding traditions, tried-and-true techniques and new styles and practices. Organized by Liliana Angulo Cortés with the Illinois Association of Hair Braiders and the United African Organization, the summit is designed to both showcase local experts, as well as celebrate the introducton of the Special License for Braiders in the State of Illinois.