Fashion as Soft Power

date Wednesday, 9 May 2018 time 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

👤 Courtney Rae O’Neal 🏢 Local 16


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He’s too strong, we can’t stop him. (Photo by caratello.)

From James Brown’s “Black and Proud” 1968 decision to abandon his signature conk for natural hair to Kiran Gandhi’s decision to “free bleed” at the 2015 London Marathon, fashion, music, and politics have always made powerful statements on the condition of humankind. A panel of experts will explore examples of mainstream and grassroots movements influenced by musical artists who express political views through personal style.

Stick around after the panel discussion to mingle with our panelists and check out fashionable items sold by local D.C. designers!


Local 16
1602 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

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