On July 3, 2019, California became the first state to pass a law banning natural hair discrimination. Since then, similar laws have been passed in 15 states and one U.S. Territory. To commemorate July 3, has been declared National Crown Day, to celebrate the day, Crown Act legislation was signed into law.
Join Project1VOICE and our partners, as we come together for #claimyourcrownSunday for seven consecutive Sundays beginning Sunday May 29–Memorial Day weekend—until Sunday July 3—National Crown Day.
We invite the community-at-large to share photos of their “crowns” to their preferred social media platform using #claimyourcrownSunday, #thecrownact and #project1voice. Connect with barber shops, hair salons, hat maker s, places of worship and other businesses and organizations that amply and give agency to our collective empowerment.
Here is your complete guide to #claimyourcrownSunday:
5/29 Memorial Day Sunday honoring those who have died in American wars. Wear a crown in remembrance of the fallen or post a photo of them in their military uniform.
6/5 #claimyourcrownSunday wear the crown of your choice in support of Crown Act legislation
6/12 Tony Award/Loving Day wear your crown in support of the Black nominees and winners at this year’s Tony Award ceremony and in remembrance of a key civil case heard by the SCOTUS—Loving vs Virginia—that would forever change the way Americans love and marry.
6/19 Juneteenth/Father’s Day wear your crown in remembrance of Juneteenth and in celebration of Black fathers and sons.
6/23 #wearyourcrownSunday wear the crown of your choice in support of Crown Act legislation
7/3 National Crown Day wear your crown on our journey toward Black liberation and in celebration of Black joy, dreams, experiences, queerness, resistance and more.
We encourage and invite our cohorts, allies, friends, colleagues and more to share photos of Black people in their crowns to their preferred social media platforms, in solidarity, for this 7 week campaign, as we collectively come together to claim our crowns.