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City Council Takes Health, Housing and Economics to the Barbershops

Councilmembers Hardin and Page Dialogue with Barbers and Stylists to Bring Change in the Community

[COLUMBUS, OH] Historically in the African American community, the barber/stylist often serves as a counselor, mediator and friend. The barber shop and salon are places not only to receive a cut, shave, shampoo or shoe shine, but also a space to communicate freely without judgement and discuss the issues of the day.

Councilmembers Shannon Hardin and Jaiza Page are presenting a Barbershop Roundtable to the men and women of the industry to discuss employment opportunities, housing and re-entry programs and other issues that may affect their clients on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Linden Community Recreation Center, 1254 Briarwood Ave, at 6:30pm.

“These men and women are leaders and staples in the community,” said Councilmember Jaiza Page. “They provide a wealth of information and guidance to everyone who enters their businesses.”

The goal of the tour is to share valuable information for the community they serve. 

“Barbershops are the heart and soul of a neighborhood. Most of the people, including myself, have gone to the same barber for most of their lives. There is an unwavering trust in the barber/stylist client relationship,” said Councilmember Shannon Hardin.