New book on nail salon industry quoting former POLISH organizer!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Former ACRJ worker organizer Trang Nguyen is quoted in a new book, The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work by Miliann Kang. In the book, which is an in-depth examination of the nail salon industry, Trang raises concerns about the excessively punitive inspections process by state regulators targeting nail salons. In her three years at ACRJ, Trang's leadership in the POLISH program (Participatory Research, Organizing and Leadership Initiative for Safety and Health) helped win significant changes at the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, including health and safety materials translated into Vietnamese and modifications to the inspections process to be less punitive and more educational - a MAJOR accomplishment!

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