Good Hair : Screening and Discussion

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2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd

Giligan Student Union Building Room 317, 3rd Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Join us with International Hair Stylist and Image Consultant Sherene Smith as we screen and discuss Good Hair! Good Hair is a 2009 documentary film directed by Jeff Stilson and produced by comedian and actor Chris Rock Productions and HBO Films. The film explores the intersecionality of race, gender, and the social construction of beauty as it it delves into the nine billion dollar black hair industry. Chris Rock was inspired by his then three- year-old-daughter who said "Daddy, how come I dont have good hair"? The film tackles the preconceived ideas of normalized and internalized standards of beauty and how they harm women and young girls of color who fall short of the misrepresentation of an ideal "Beautiful woman" or in this case "Good Hair".

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID or specific age is required to enter the screening. It is open to all and free of chargel!!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

FROM MANHATTAN

  • Take the #119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 1 directly to the University.

  • Alternatively, take the PATH subway to Journal Square and follow the directions below.

FROM PATH TERMINAL AT JOURNAL SQUARE

  • Take the #10 South Boulevard bus from platform D1 directly to the University's main entrance.

  • Alternatively, take the #80 Newark Avenue/Gates Avenue bus to Audubon and West Side avenues.

  • From there, either walk the three short blocks to campus, or take the free shuttle bus from the University's parking lot on West Side Avenue.

FROM THE HUDSON-BERGEN LIGHT RAIL

  • Take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to West Side Avenue (last stop).

  • Walk four blocks south (turn left walking out of the station) on West Side Avenue to Culver Avenue.

  • Turn left on Culver Avenue and walk three short blocks to the main campus, or walk one more block to Audubon Avenue to take the free shuttle bus from the University's parking lot on West Side Avenue.

FROM NEW YORK CITY (HOLLAND TUNNEL)

  • After exiting the Holland Tunnel, go straight up the hill.

  • Maneuver into the center lanes (an exit for the turnpike will be on the right, followed by an exit for Routes 1 & 9 on your left).

  • Continue approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Kennedy Boulevard.

  • Continue ~2.5 miles on Kennedy Boulevard to the University.

N.J. TURNPIKE

  • Take Route 280 East, Route 80 East, or Route 3 East to the N.J. Turnpike.

  • Exit the Turnpike at 15E.

  • Follow signs to Routes 1 & 9 North (Truck Route).

  • Cross over two bridges to a traffic light at the intersection of Route 440.

  • Stay straight at the light.

  • After the McDonald’s (on the right) go to the second traffic light and turn right onto Kennedy Boulevard.

  • NJCU is 12 blocks south on the right. Parking is available in the garage on Culver Avenue.

FROM ROUTES 78, 1 & 9

  • Take Route 78 East to Routes 1 & 9 North.

  • Routes 1 & 9 will split. Stay to the right (1 & 9 North Truck Route). Do not go to the Pulaski Skyway.

  • Take 1 & 9 over two bridges and stay straight at the traffic light (intersection of Route 440).

  • After the McDonald’s (on the right) go to the second traffic light and turn right onto Kennedy Boulevard.

  • NJCU is 12 blocks south on the right. Parking is available in the garage on Culver Avenue.

FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY (NORTHBOUND)

  • Take the GSP North to Exit 140, Route 22 East.

  • Take 22 East to Routes 1 & 9 North.

  • Follow directions above from Routes 1 & 9.

Parking options are between GSUB Parking Lot and Lot 3, 6, and 7 on West Side Avenue and 440.

* Please Note* Garage Parking is $10

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can call us at (201)-200-3189 or email us at NJCUWomensCenter@njcu.edu


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Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

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Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.

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2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd

Giligan Student Union Building Room 317, 3rd Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07305

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