In a powerful TED talk, Joseph Ravenell shares the opportunity for health and health equity in barbershops. We know that there is great historical and cultural significance in barbershops for black men, a safe haven of sorts. The discussions that unfold in a black barbershop make lasting memories and help anyone in attendance to form opinions, engage in debates and express themselves in unapologetic and authentic ways. Although he remembers conversations about women, being a black man in America and music, he also remembers the open and honest discussions about health.
Watch the video above to learn how some barbershop employees are also working as activists to bring other community concerns to those who visit in an authentic and relatable way.