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June 1 - RiverArts Salon - Beauty in the Philippines: An Analysis on the Skin Whitening Industry with Trish Rana

RiverArts Salons

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.

Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom

Tuesday, June 1 : Trish Rana

Trish Rana was born and raised in Manila, Philippines until the age of nine when her family decided to make the big move to the United States. From there, she grew to learn and appreciate American culture and the vast diversity of the people she came across. In this salon discussion, Trish talks about the use of skin whitening products in the Philippines and and how it is prolific amongst the native population of Filipinos. The cosmetics industry normalizes the use of skin whitening products as a way of marketing and profiting from their products, while at the same time reinforcing the Western, hegemonic, imperialistic values on Filipinos.

Lead Person Photo by: Tyler Alan Photography

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