April 5th of 2021, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law measures that prohibit discrimination, discipline or disparate treatment of New Mexicans in the workplace based on their hair style, cultural or religious headdress. This session will provide an overview of historical and current race related discrimination through the regulation of hair textures and styles commonly associated with race and culture. Additionally, this session will discuss the local and state laws that include hair textures, styles, and cultural headdresses within the definition of race and prohibit discrimination based upon these characteristics.
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Speaker(s): Torri Jacobus Esq. is a national facilitator and leader on the topics of race equity, social justice, and human rights. Strategic advocacy and education focused on reducing the impacts of poverty and racism and providing basic human rights to the members of our community. Settings include law firms, the judiciary, schools, universities, and all other professional services. Prior success include successfully advocated for legislative changes in the State of New Mexico and City of Albuquerque to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race and culture-based hairstyles and successfully advocated for legislative changes in the City of Albuquerque to prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of source of income. Neema Pickett, Business Consultant and Trainer, WESST Albuquerque Women's Business Center.
Please Note: THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE. AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND A COMPUTER (or highly capable tablet-type device) ARE NECESSARY. Video conferencing instructions will be sent to you after you have registered for the class. This training class will be delivered in English.
Fee: $ 10.00
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