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Critical Conversations in Urban Education

Dr. Monique Morris

April 25, 2019

Monique Morris, PhD: Living at the Intersection of Race and Gender: Interrupting the Policies, Practices, and Cultural Illiteracy that Push Black Girls Out of Schools

Join us for a critical conversation about how negative stereotypes and racialized gender bias specific to Black girls contribute to their overrepresentation among school discipline and in systems of confinement. Through the lens of intersectionality, Dr. Monique Morris, Founder and President of the National Black Women's Justice Institute, and author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, will share what she has learned about the lived experiences of Black girls in schools. Dr. Morris’ keynote will be followed by an assets-based, solution-focused panel discussion among local community members, educators, and lawyers on our role in the protection of the future of Black girls in Philadelphia and beyond.


Yvelisse B. Pelotte, Esq.
Staff Attorney, Education Law Center

Nakisha Lewis
Director, Civil, Human and Women's Rights, AFL-CIO

Karyn T. Lynch
Chief of Student Support Services, School District of Philadelphia

Julien A. Terrell
Executive Director, Philadelphia Student Union

Cheryl Ann Wadlington
Founder and Executive Director, Evoluer House

This event is free to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by April 19, 2019.


Event Details

Registration: 5:00 pm
Event: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact Information

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