Author Discussion: PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Join us on February 25th to hear from Dr. Monique Morris as she discusses her book, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.
Pushout chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish.
Dr. Morris is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice. Dr. Morris has written dozens of articles, book chapters, and other publications on social justice issues and lectured widely on research, policies, and practices associated with improving juvenile justice, educational, and socioeconomic conditions for Black girls, women, and their families. Dr. Morris was a 2018 TED Women speaker and is an executive producer and writer for a documentary film exploring how exclusionary discipline impacts Black girls in the United States. Dr. Morris is the founder and President of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute.
Copies of Pushout will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
The event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served before and after the discussion.
- Monday, February 25, 2019
- 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Copley Library - Mother Hill Reading Room
Parking: Park in the West Parking Structure (Marian Way and Linda Vista Road) and take the tram up the hill to Copley Library. Payment is required Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. When paying for parking, you will need to enter your license plate number at a pay station. Please allow sufficient time for the tram. You may experience wait times from 9-15 minutes.