Buffalo Beauty Justice Fair

Are you concerned about the toxic chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and other personal care products? Did you know that many of the most toxic products are aggressively marketed towards people of color? Do you want to help do something about this?

Beauty Justice is the movement to advocate for safer personal care products and dismantle the racist beauty standards. If this interests you, then come to WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s fun beauty justice advocacy fair where you will learn about beauty justice and how you can take direct action to get these harmful toxic chemicals out of beauty products. This festive event will be held at the Buffalo History Museum (1 Museum Court) from 12:00-3:00 PM on Thursday, March 21. In addition to providing educational and advocacy opportunities, we will have opportunities to win clean beauty products and free clean-beauty makeovers.

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Personal care products (e.g. lotions, deodorant, hair straightener, cosmetics, etc.) are largely unregulated, with far too many containing toxic ingredients (e.g. parabens, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, etc.) that have been linked to cancer, infertility, miscarriage, poor infant and maternal health outcomes, obesity, asthma, and many other serious health concerns. And a combination of racist beauty standards and aggressive target marketing have led young women and femme-identifying people of color to higher rates of use for these harmful products – on top of already being exposed to disproportionate amounts of toxic chemicals.

That is why we are currently advocating for the passage of New York State’s Beauty Justice bill (S.4265/A.6969), which will ban the most dangerous toxic chemicals from the majority of these products. And every action you take at the fair (e.g. letter writing, making a testimonial video, signing a petition, etc.) will increase your chances to win free clean beauty and personal care products, and a same-day clean beauty makeover. Food and drinks will be provided. Local small businesses will be on-hand with their nontoxic products. You will also get a chance to meet and speak with your New York State representatives fighting for this bill.

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