PUSHOUT: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS
Screening, Discussion, and Book Signing with
Author/Producer Dr. Monique W. Morris
Thursday, October 10
Georgetown Law Center | Hart Auditorium | 600 New Jersey Avenue NW| Washington, DC | 20001
PLEASE JOIN US for a screening of the documentary recently premiered at the Congressional Black Caucus, based on the critically acclaimed book by the Center on Poverty and Inequality’s long-time partner, Dr. Monique W. Morris. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the Center’s Executive Director, Rebecca Epstein, and a robust Q&A with the audience.
“PUSHOUT” looks at the criminalization and miseducation of Black girls that has led to their alarming high school dropout rate and increase into the juvenile justice system and examines what it will take to make certain these vulnerable youth are not dismissed as throwaway kids.
The documentary takes a deep dive into the systemic cultural beliefs, politics and practices that criminalize and dehumanize Black girls in America and couples that with thoughtful analysis that points the way to the work being done to assure a far more just and equitable future for these girls.