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Why Care About Hair?
January 12, 2021 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Join evolutionary biologists Tina Lasisi and Liz Tapanes to learn why our hair is the way it is.
Over the past months, you may have noticed everyone on your virtual calls getting a bit….well…..shaggy. Have you ever stopped to wonder – why do we have hair? Why is there so much variation? What is its role? Is there any relationship between the hair of a lemur at a zoo and the hair on your head? And are there aspects about our hair that are uniquely human? Join The Leakey Foundation’s Young Professionals Group for a barber shop talk with two evolutionary biologists and hair enthusiasts, Tina Lasisi and Liz Tapanes. Learn more about hair from a practical perspective, from a social perspective, and from the many overlapping disciplines that have shaped how we think about hair.
TicketsTickets to this virtual event are free, so bring your friends! Donations to The Leakey Foundation are optional and greatly appreciated. Your donation will be matched, so your gift will be doubled! Support science and get cool prizes.
- If you give $25 you will receive a 12 oz. bag of delicious Stumptown Hair Bender coffee – provided by our friends at Stumptown Coffee Roasters!
- If you give $50 you will receive the Hair Bender coffee AND a mustache face mask.