• May 26, 2021

Black Barbershops and Salons: Neighborhood Oasis: Film Screening & Discussion

  • 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Zoom

(Early Production Preview)

Gentrification and the COVID-19 pandemic are only two of the most pressing challenges threatening the historic, community oasis of Black barbershops and hair salons in demographically changing Boston. Humorous, serious and spirited discussions take place in these multi-purpose establishments, which have served as the lifeblood of Black communities over decades.

Post-Screening Panel:

  • Rudy Hypolite – Film Director
  • Erinn PearsonCommunity Conversations: Sister to Sister co-founder and owner of Simply Erinn Unisex Hair Salon in Cambridge, MA
  • Robin Reed (MD, MBA): Community Conversations: Sister to Sister Faculty & Strategic Planning Committee Member
  • Dorla White-Simpson (MA): Community Conversations: Sister to Sister Community Leadership Committee & Strategic Planning Committee
  • Maurice “Mo” Chatelier – Owner of Chatees Barbershop in Stoughton, MA
  • James Jette – patron of Chatees Barbershop
  • Latoshi “Cookie” Johnson – Owner of Cookie’s Hair Creations in Roxbury, MA
  • Spenser Wayne Steele – Barber and son of owner of O’Aces Barbershop in Roxbury, MA
  • Dennis G. Wilson – Film Co-Producer

This is part of the Anti-Racism Film Series we are co-sponsoring with Harvard Library, the Harvard Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.