Crown Act: Ensuring Your Dress Code Policy Does Not Discriminate

with
Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington
On-Demand
$129.00
Training Includes:
  • 1.0 HRCI, 1.0 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Equity experts Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington will explain the intersection of race discrimination and hairstyles. You will learn how to avoid illegal and hurtful policies and actions.

What You'll Learn

  • What is the history of racial discrimination based on hair?
  • What microaggressions are associated with this discrimination?
  • How do cultural appropriation and assimilation differ?
  • What health impacts and disparities does hair discrimination cause?
  • How should dress code policies ensure racial neutrality?
  • What discrimination laws relate to hair? What does the CROWN Act cover?

Training Overview

Does your dress code discriminate? Ensure clothing and hair of all ethnicities are welcome.

Over the last month, hair restrictions and dress codes have become a hot topic. Headlines have highlighted the controversy:

  • “Restaurant issues apology to Hawks legend after he was refused service”
  • “Racist dress codes? More legislators push back on clothing rules”
  • “School staff member cuts girl’s hair without parental consent drawing national attention”
  • “Black US high school student forced to cut hair during softball game”

You need to understand how dress codes can represent a pervasive form of systemic racism and ensure your policy does not discriminate. The CROWN Act legally prevents race-based hair discrimination in a growing number of states and cities.

Now is the time to update your dress code to ensure a fair policy is in place.

  • What is the history of racial discrimination based on hair?
  • What microaggressions are associated with this discrimination?
  • How do cultural appropriation and assimilation differ?
  • What health impacts and disparities does hair discrimination cause?
  • How should dress code policies ensure racial neutrality?
  • What discrimination laws relate to hair? What does the CROWN Act cover?

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Equity Officers
  • EO Investigators
  • Compliance Officers
  • Dean of Students
  • Conduct Officers
  • Hearing Officers 
  • Human resources professionals
  • Employee relations
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior management
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Program directors
  • Superintendents
  • District administrators
  • Faculty union representatives
  • Charter school board members
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Special education directors
  • Department chairs
  • Clinical staff
  • Program directors
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Education non-profit groups
  • Community engagement professionals
  • School leaders
  • Educators

Expert Presenters

Precious Green Gunter

  • Director of Equity, Ethics, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Chairs the university’s Title IX and Diversity and Inclusion Committees and assists with programming and training to promote education and
  • awareness throughout the university community
  • Adjunct legal and ethics instructor for FGCU’s Lutgert College of Business
  • Previously adjunct ethics instructor for Virginia College
  • Worked as a staff attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina for almost five years
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • B.S. in Human Resource Management from the University of South Carolina
  • J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Admitted to practice law in the state of North Carolina

Brandon Washington

  • Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at EverQuote Inc., an online insurance marketplace based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Formerly Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Compliance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC)
  • Served as the Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Spent five years as an investigator, trainer, and mediator with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Licensed attorney in North Carolina
  • B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina
  • MBA from Charleston Southern University
  • J.D. from Florida A&M College of Law

Credits

  • This program has been approved for 1.0 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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