After attending B.L.A.C.K’s braiding workshop I can confidently say that anyone can braid hair but not everyone will sit for 5+ hours to make some money.
I loved everything about this workshop. I almost got my hair done for free but my friend kept telling the girl who could do my hair that I was allergic to the weave, which I am, but that is not the point. Having safe spaces to relax, learn and congregate with people who have similar experiences to you is probably the most important self-care activity one can do for themselves. Especially in a place where the dedication to exclusion feels so strong.
Oh boy, where do I begin with assignment five? This assignment probably took the most energy out of me in terms of filming, interviewing and editing. But, I think it was all a great preparation for what’s to come for assignment eight.
Staff members of 1867 Society get ready to hand out “I Love Illinois” tanks at Ikenberry Commons.
This week, the campus organization 1867 Society is hosting I Love Illinois Week to build school pride across the university. On Tuesday Feb. 25, at Ikenberry Commons, 1867 Society gave out 500 “I Love Illinois” tanks to students who donated a shirt from a different school. The day was dubbed “Give to Receive Day.”