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Denim Dudes Hosts Webinar on Denim & Segregation Today

Racial injustice may present itself most prominently in our criminal justice system, but its reach infects nearly every aspect of our lives. Fellow denim site Denim Dudes is hosting a webinar with a panel of some of the leaders of the 90s streetwear movement, its intersection with denim, and the often racist forces they encountered in building their brands.

The panel includes Alyasha Owerka-Moore, Donwan Harrell, Bobby Joseph, April Walker, and TJ Walker.

DD describes the event:

We dive into the early inspiration behind the brands and the rise of a movement entirely driven by passion but gradually eroded by profit. Why were these brands seen as ‘lesser than’ until trend and capital made them relevant? Why does mainstream white culture knowingly or unknowingly manipulate the aesthetic or messaging to make Black owned brands more palatable? How has this unconscious bias in our industry affected our historical knowledge of denim, our personal prejudices or our choices as consumers? Most importantly, what lessons can we take from the past to inform a fairer, more inclusive future?

The webinar is happening today at 1pm ET / 10am PT and is free and open to the public. Register for the event here.