BRILLIANT IN COLOR JOINS CAMPAIGN FOR THE TEXAS CROWN ACT
“Protecting our right to wear our natural hair is a key education equity issue for students in Texas and our nation. How can we learn when those responsible for our schools will not accept us for who we are? Its time to pass #TheCrownAct in Texas! Please sign the petition.
- Haley Taylor Schlitz
Brilliant In Color's Haley Taylor Schlitz is a nationally recognized advocate for addressing education equity issues that Black boys and girls face in our schools. Part of her efforts include addressing bias and racism by adults in the school system that harm Black boys and girls ability to thrive in the classroom.
In response to the announcement by members of the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education Member Aicha Davis that they will be introducing The Crown Act as legislation in the 2021 Legislative Session, Haley has announced a petition signature gathering campaign through Change.org.
The petition calls on the Governor and members of the Texas Legislature to adopt The Crown Act when it comes before them for consideration in 2021. You can lend your name to this important advocacy campaign by clicking here.