FRI 15 SEPT 2017 - WORLD AFRO DAY
A pioneering event
World Afro Day (WAD) promotes education and appreciation for the unique position of afro hair, throughout the world.
The first event was endorsed by the UN’s Ofﬁce of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
1. Create first World Record to celebrate and educate people about Afro Hair
2. Annual events uniting people globally around Afro Hair
3. Raising Afro hair to World Class status through awareness and academic excellence
4. Worldwide Educational Network from nursery to adulthood
5. Working with people from all backgrounds, who share our vision for change, education and celebration of Afro Hair
Against the Odds
Bias against afro hair in society can create exclusion, shame and and feelings of inferiority. This has also created a long-lasting economic impact and a pressure, especially on Black women, to conform to societal norms.
Straight European and Asian hair types are promoted everyday, through fairytales, films, television, social media, consumer products and advertising etc,.
On 15th September 2016, a U.S. federal court, ruled it was legal to ban dreadlocks in the workplace! This is a barrier not faced by any other hair type or group. Afro-hair is rarely celebrated, especially globally. World Afro Day is an event designed and curated, to address this disparity.