Celebrate Women of Color HERStory Month® 2016 in the community and join A+ Schools and presenting sponsor Education Law Center for A conversation with Monique W. Morris, author and co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, on Wed, March 9, 6-8P at the August Wilson Center.
Monique will be discussing her new book Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press). The first 100 people in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of the book (must be in attendance to receive it).
Pushout is a groundbreaking look at the lives of African American girls by the Ebony.com writer whose previous book was featured on MSNBC, the Brian Lehrer Show, and in Essence magazine.
For four years Monique W. Morris, author of Black Stats, chronicled 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. Morris shows how, despite obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes, and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities, and beyond.
Please reserve your tickets online on Eventbrite: pushout.eventbrite.com. There is a $10 Suggested Donation. Light refreshments will be served.
The Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice, School of Education, Duquesne University
Carlow University, Department of Justice Studies
Center for Urban Education (CUE), University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP)
The Advocates for African-American Students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools
Black Political Empowerment Project/Coalition Against Violence
Higher Achievement Pittsburgh
New Voices Pittsburgh
Strong Women Strong Girls Pittsburgh
The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Women and Girls Foundation
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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