‘Pushout: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In Schools’

Social injustice doesn’t exist only in the justice system but in education, as well. This documentary examines the educational, judicial and societal injustices facing Black girls. It was inspired by the 2016 book, “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” by Monique W. Morris. The book examines how, “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.” After the screening, JCPS school board member and Vice Chair Chris Kolb will moderate a discussion. The film is recommended for ages 12 and up.

March 8, 2020

Speed Art Museum
1 p.m. | Free
2035 S. Third St.
speedmuseum.org/cinema