On January 14th, DukeAFRICA joined the Omicron Nu Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Inc. to cosponsor the “Respect Your Roots” event in the Mary Lou Williams Center. The decision to go back to natural hair is becoming increasingly more prevalent and is an important personal and professional decision.
The event began with a silent game of Four Square where students were challenged to think more deeply about the issues surrounding natural hair and their opinions on it. Discussions followed right after, allowing students to then express these opinions and to listen to their peers’ thoughts on these issues.
Finally, the owners of Hairizon, a local business in Durham gave a presentation on the fundamentals of maintaining a healthy head of hair.
The event was a success and the turnout was impressive.