"PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

September 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall

4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Join us at the film screening of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, a documentary film by Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. and Women in the Room Productions encourages a robust conversation about how to reduce the criminalization of Black girls in our nation’s learning environments. A panel discussion with Dr. Morris will follow the documentary screening. We proudly sponsor the screening as this important documentary continues the conversations about mass incarceration and the culture of punishment in schools that we had at our Summer Educators Forum (CUESEF) this summer. This is documentary sheds light upon the the underexplored gender analysis of Black girls and over-suspension/expulsion. View the trailer.


Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. 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. She is the author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016). 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 is the Founder and President of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI), an organization that works to interrupt school-to-confinement pathways for girls, reduce the barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated women, and increase the capacity of organizations working to reduce sexual assault and domestic violence in African American communities.


REGISTER for the film screening of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.



This exclusive film screening is connected to the Gwen’s Girls and the Black Girls Equity Alliance's 4th Annual Equity Summit & Awards Reception, Intersectionality: Gender, Race, & Systemic Implications for Black Girls 2-day summit.

Learn more and register for the summit http://www.gwensgirls.org/equity-summit