Join the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Shaw University’s Counseling Center and Fannie Lou Hamer Institute of Advocacy and Social Action for “A Day of the Black and Brown Girl”on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Shaw University, 118 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Open to all community leaders, parents, youth and allies, the day will begin with wellness and affirmation activities at 10:30am in the Willie E. Gary Student Union Ballroom. At 1:00pm in Estey Hall, there will be a screening of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools and panel discussion with Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D.
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schoolsis a feature-length documentary that takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities Black girls face in the United States. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by the renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D, the documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education.
Dr. 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. 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. She is also 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.
Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required to attend. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-day-of-the-black-brown-girl-tickets-80082441739
Contact: Tracy D. Wright, NCCASA Project Specialist
(919) 871-1015/ firstname.lastname@example.org