Plaza Verde: The Melanin Experience - Don’t Touch My Hair
Don’t Touch My Hair, a part of The Melanin Experience
We will strive to educate on the importance of hair care, skin care, and embracing who you are. This black history event is designed to eliminate stereotypes that society has placed on various ethnicities in regards to hair and skin. We feel that everyone should be able to embrace the body they were given both women and men. Please come and hear some great presentations from Mrs. Lorina Soza and All About You hair salon. Refreshments and prizes provided. We hope to see you there.
The Melanin Experience
The Melanin Experience is a series of events derived for the expression of unity. The events included are: “The Family Reunion”, “Don’t Touch My Hair # DTMH”, “Night at the Museum”, “The Apollo: Open Mic Night”, and “Angelo Speaks: Be you”. Each event has a significant meaning to the African American culture. Our goal through these black history programs is to educate students and bring understanding of the African American history in diverse forms. We aimed to create each program with a modern and creative unique style, in hopes that students would find interest in various topics dealing with Black History.
As an African American student here at Angelo State University I was inspired to create these programs as an eclectic way to show the history of my ancestors. I wanted to challenge not only African Americans, but other ethnicities as well to explore this history. The melanin experience allows us to teach about hair, history, music, art, and other forms of entertainment that has been cultivated throughout time.
Each program will be held throughout the month of February. With the help of Students across campus and members of the community we aim to put together programs for students in respect to Black History Month. Within these programs students also have the opportunity to express themselves. The Melanin experience was created to teach, share, embrace, and unite the students of Angelo State University through black history.