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    • Afro-Latinas and Hair!
      This is for anyone participating or interested in a short film Will to Adorn member and intern, Valencia Lynch is producing called Teasing Afro-Latina Hair: Identity, Voices and Stories." The film will be an opportunity for people to share stories about their hair and how it expresses a part of their identity. It doesn’t matter if their hair is short, curly, relaxed, straight, natural, or anything in between; my focus is to capture the voices and stories of Afro-Latinas and the expression of their aesthetic and cultural identity.
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    • Atlanta
      Clark Atlanta University Spelman College Georgia State University
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    • Cleveland – Will to Adorn Youth Access
      Max Hayes High School, on Cleveland’s Westside is home to a group of dedicated youth researchers. Led by co-coordinator Courtney L. Green, the students highlight their own journey uncovering Cleveland’s fashion culture through the lenses of Hip Hop Style and emerging Afro Punk culture. In addition, a brief overview of a preliminary proposal covering Trayvon Martin, the image of the hoodie, and the need for student-centered fashion inquiries will be introduced by co-coordinator, Sherrae M. Hayes.
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    • Muslim Community Adornment Group
      The Muslim Community adornment Research group Is coordinated by the America's Islamic Heritage Museum, a community partner of Will to Adorn project.
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    • Oakland, CA
      This research group looks at regional Oakland style, artisans of style and affinity communities that originate in this city.
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    • Video gamers and presenting black identity. What happens when you can’t choose what you look like on line?
      The Will to Adorn is premised on the concept that the way we choose to dress, reflects the groups with  which we identify or to which we aspire.  For most people, the physical characteristics  that we associate with racial identity are set at birth.   This article, posted in the blog, Sister from another Planet, discusses the reactions of gamers to an updated version of a popular video game where players are assigned a skin color/"racial" identity  that might be that of a black person. In many if not most games, the default is whiteness.  If online identity is perceived as "post-racial,"  the reactions to  this exercise suggests otherwise.  What do you think?
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    • Will to Adorn -Tech and Social Media Interest group
      This group is for individuals interested in the project's use of social media in creating and maintaining a research community. The Will to Adorn research protocol site is the brainchild of Diana Baird N'Diaye, curator and Principal Investigator of the W2A project at Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage with David Dombrosky formerly of Carnegie Mellon Center for Arts Management.
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    • Youth Access Site Partners
      A group for those of us working on the Youth Access portion of WTA -- including host site staff, students, and interested researchers and partners.
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