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Film screening and discussion: “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”
February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$10
PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, a documentary film by Monique W. Morris, Ed. D. and Women in the Room Productions discusses the educational, judicial, and societal disparities Black girls face in the United States. According to the Department of Education office for Civil Rights, black girls in high school are four times more likely to be arrested than white females and two times more likely to receive corporal punishment than white female students. After a powerful screening of the film, there will be a panel discussion of young women of color, educators, and community representatives.