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.