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2018/2019 ~ One Book,One Community - Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools: Overview

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, selection for our College and Community Read Progam

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Selection

Pushout, OBOCOC selection Book Cover

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School 


Monique W. Morris

Monique W. Morris

 April 24- Author Visit- Dr. Monique Morris

Description:Description: Dr. Morris’ lectures and Q&A sessions on Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Education during the day. The evening event including lecture, book signing & reception is open to the entire community. All of Dr. Morris's talks will take place in the Large Theater, Fine Arts building.

9:00am- Author Talk

11:00am- Author Talk 

5:00pm-8:00pm- Book Signing, Reception and Author Talk

Monique W. Morris, squatting & leaning against brick wall

     Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with nearly three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice.  Dr. Morris is the author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016), Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2014), and Too Beautiful for Words (MWM Books, 2012). She worked with Kemba Smith on her book, Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story (IBJ Book Publishing, 2011) and 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 is currently completing a book on how schools can perform as locations for healing for girls of color (The New Press, forthcoming). 

TED Talk - November 2018