PLBC to host licensing seminar for barbers and cosmeticians on April 18

PHILADELPHIA, April 6 – State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Phila., chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, announced that the PLBC will host a "Know Your Rights Seminar" regarding the rights of state barber and cosmetology licensing applicants in Philadelphia.


The event is being held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 18 at the Philadelphia Masjid/Sister Clara Muhammad School, 4700 Wyalusing Ave.


"This seminar is designed for all potential occupational license applicants but will focus on those who may have a criminal conviction on their record," Brown said. "The barber and cosmetology trades can provide a comfortable and steady employment opportunity, and the PLBC wants to let people know that even those with convictions in most non-felony crimes are still eligible to receive or maintain their occupational license."


Brown will be joined at the event by PLBC member state Rep. Leslie Acosta, D-Phila., and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of State; the Bureau of Occupational and Public Affairs and the Department of Corrections.


The event is free and open to all interested residents, but a reservation is requested. RSVP to Brown's constituent service office at 215-879-6615.