Pt. 1 Soul Food Series: Challenging Standards of Beauty


Saturday | March 4, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Join Us for a Healing Conversation about Hair Texture, Skin Color, & Self-Love Among People of African Ancestry

Why Should You Attend?

  1. To better understand the hidden and overt symbolism negatively impacting self esteem among people of African ancestry.

  2. To gain tools for combating global attacks on the positive self image of our people.

  3. To begin healing old wounds influenced by European standards of beauty.

  4. To heal negative patterns of behavior influenced by damaging standards of beauty.


About the Presenters:

Shawn L. Garrison, Ph.D. is Director of Counseling Services at Morehouse School of Medicine, serving the students of five academic programs and residents from seven specialities for the past 25 years. She plays a central role in study skills, time management, stress management and Learning Communities development for all academic programs as well as offering individual counseling and teaching. 

Alcot Laing, MS is a native Jamaican and graduate of Florida A&M University. Mr. Laing is a former Beauty Supply Store owner and Entertainment Magazine Publisher who has seen the impact of hair and skin color from both a cultural and economic perspective. 


Ms. Amina Long, MS received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She additionally earned a Master's degree in Community Psychology from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU). While attending FAMU, her training was dedicated to applying psychology to the experiences of youth of African descent from a holistic wellness perspective.

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Soul Food Series Pt. 1

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