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Critical Conversations in Urban Education: Living at the Intersection of Race and Gender

Thursday, April 25, 2019

5:00 PM-8:30 PM

Drexel's Critical Conversations in Urban Education Lecture Series and the Education Law Center are proud to host a citywide discussion 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 legal lawyers on our role in the protection of the future of Black girls in Philadelphia and beyond.
Deborah Gordon Klehr
Executive Director, 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
The panel session will be moderated by School of Education Assistant Professor Ayana Allen, PhD.
This event is free to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by April 19, 2019.

Contact Information

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103


  • Everyone

Special Features

  • Free Food