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Culture Series: Sisters with Clippers: True Stories from Black Women Barbers

March 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


For one night, the Dap Project asks DC’s Black women barbers to lay down their clippers, pick up a mic, and tell their story.

The barbershop: the Black man’s country club, where barber and client talk smack, throw shade, feel seen. This is the image we expect to see when we reach for the silver door handle, and hear the chimes ring, announcing arrival and prompting a welcome. A round of dap exchanged before settling in.

Enter Black women barbers: clippers and wit razor sharp, love real, respect commanded. Do we know this story?

Hosted by comedian and producer Paris Sashay, this evening will be a powerful moment of storytelling by Black women about their journeys and triumphs as barbers. Artist J’Nell Jordan will capture the words onto canvas in live action painting. We are overjoyed to hold this event at the Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center.

Doors Open : 6:30pm

Program Starts: 7pm

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Event Details

Host: The Dap Project, HumanitiesDC
Date: March 16, 2023 @ 7pm
Location: Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center, 3200 Martin Luther King Junior Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20032
Event fee: Free
Registration Event link:

For More Information

Contact: Jimmy Watkins
Phone: 202 – 770 – 3077


Jimmy Watkins, Public Programs Coordinator
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Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center
3200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20032 United States
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