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Dominique Drakeford: Fashion, Race, Sustainability
October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dominique Drakeford is currently a leader in environmental education, ethical fashion, and community advocacy. She is the chief curator of MelaninASS (Melanin and Sustainable Style) – a blog platform amplifying the voices of BIPOC across sustainable fashion, beauty, and wellness spaces. She is also the Co-Founder of Sustainable Brooklyn, an organization working to bridge the gap between the sustainability movement and targeted communities using tailored high-low approaches through BIPOC focused events & resource development.
Rebecca Burgess, M.ed, is the Executive Director of Fibershed, Chair of the Board for Carbon Cycle Institute, and the author of Harvesting Color. She is a vocationally trained weaver and natural dyer. She has over a decade of experience writing and implementing hands-on curricula that focus on the intersection of restoration ecology and fiber systems. Burgess has built an extensive network of farmers and artisans in the Northern California Fibershed to pilot an innovative fiber systems model at the community scale. Her project has become internationally recognized with over 53 Fibershed communities now in existence. Rebecca Teaches Global Cycles: Local Fibers class at CCA in Critical Studies.