Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in SchoolsPushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 5:30 PM – Thu, Dec 12, 2019 8:30 PM Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Where: Central Library

Central Library One Library Square 40 E. St. Clair St. Indianapolis , Indiana 46204

DVN is excited to announce that on December 12th we will be hosting the Indianapolis screening of the documentary film “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” at the Clowes Auditorium at the Central Library. The event is free but tickets are limited so reserve yours today!

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is a feature length documentary, based on the book by the same name by Monique Morris Ed.D. The film takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in girls’ lives – education.

The documentary underscores the challenges Black girls face with insight from experts across the country who have worked extensively in the field of social justice, gender equality and educational equity. These experts give context to the crisis and provide a roadmap for how our educational system and those who interact with Black girls can provide a positive rather than punitive response to behaviors that are often misunderstood or mis-represented.

While the challenges facing Black boys in this country have garnered national attention, absent from that conversation was how girls of color, particularly Black girls, are being impacted. PUSHOUT addresses that crisis.

The documentary focuses on challenges Black girls face, emphasizing first-person narratives from girls. We hear from them as young as the age of seven and as old as 19. They describe navigating a society that often marginalizes and dismisses them.

At the same time the documentary lays out how adults and policy makers can address the needs of these young girls and women with positive responses that can short circuit the pervasive over punishment of Black girls.

***Please arrive at the Central Library between 5:30-6pm as the screening will begin in the Clowes Auditorium promptly at 6pm. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with Indianapolis area activists, educators, lawmakers and community advocates. For more information or questions about the event please email Youth Program Coordinator Colleen Curtin at [email protected]

Event tags: screening of the documentary film “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” at the Clowes Auditorium at the Central Library, nonprofit, social justice, Domestic Violence Network (DVN)

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December 12, 2019 5:30 PM
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

DVN is excited to announce that on December 12th we will be hosting the Indianapolis screening of the documentary film “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” at the Clowes Auditorium at the Central Library. The event is free but tickets are limited so reserve yours today!

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is a feature length documentary, based on the book by the same name by Monique Morris Ed.D. The film takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in girls’ lives – education.

The documentary underscores the challenges Black girls face with insight from experts across the country who have worked extensively in the field of social justice, gender equality and educational equity. These experts give context to the crisis and provide a roadmap for how our educational system and those who interact with Black girls can provide a positive rather than punitive response to behaviors that are often misunderstood or mis-represented.

While the challenges facing Black boys in this country have garnered national attention, absent from that conversation was how girls of color, particularly Black girls, are being impacted. PUSHOUT addresses that crisis.

The documentary focuses on challenges Black girls face, emphasizing first-person narratives from girls. We hear from them as young as the age of seven and as old as 19. They describe navigating a society that often marginalizes and dismisses them.

At the same time the documentary lays out how adults and policy makers can address the needs of these young girls and women with positive responses that can short circuit the pervasive over punishment of Black girls.

***Please arrive at the Central Library between 5:30-6pm as the screening will begin in the Clowes Auditorium promptly at 6pm. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with Indianapolis area activists, educators, lawmakers and community advocates. For more information or questions about the event please email Youth Program Coordinator Colleen Curtin at [email protected]


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