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Dismantling Whiteness as a Standard of Beauty: Part 1

Seven Continents Center for Research and Policy & Caribbean Dialogue (CARD)
Invites you to a webinar via Zoom entitled

Dismantling Whiteness as a Standard of Beauty: Part 1

From skin lightening to hair processing, to cosmetic surgery and facelifts. Euro-centric beauty standard have had psychological and physical consequences for people of color, in some instances, resulting in disfigurement and death, all in the name of aspiring to a Euro-centric standard of beauty i.e., Whiteness.

June 27, 2021 / 6 PM E.S.T.
Zoom Meeting ID: 859-4349-4687
Password: 000226


  • Dr. Dia Sekayi: Assoc. Prof. Morgan State University.
    Author: Aesthetic Resistance to Commercial Influences: Eurocentric Beauty Standards on Black College Women
  • Dr. S. Heijin Lee: Assist. Prof. New York University
    Author: “Beauty Between Empires” Plastic Surgery, Global Feminism and the Trouble with Self Esteem
  • Dr. Kamille Gentles Peart: Assoc. Prof. Communications and Media Studies – Roger Williams University
    Author: Romance with Voluptuousness: Caribbean Women and Thick Bodies in the US
  • Rehema Chachage, PhD Candidate: Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
    Author: Todays Standar of African Beauty
  • Special Guest: Dr. Tyehimba Salandy, Sociologist WUI – Trinidad & Tobago

Dismantling Whiteness as a Standard of Beauty event flyer