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Pushout Screening and Panel Discussion

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From Innovation Hall:

A screening and discussion of the documentary, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls

Pushout is a feature length documentary which takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities facing Black girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls, by 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.

In small groups we will discuss the film and challenges Black girls face in schools in St. Louis and across the nation. The event will also feature a panelist discussion with Q&A to contextualize 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.

For more about Pushout, visit: https://pushoutfilm.com/

  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 1:15pm Welcome, Agenda, and Introductions
  • 1:20pm – 2:50pm Film
  • 2:50pm – 3:00pm Break
  • 3:00pm – 3:20pm Table Debriefs and create questions for panelists
  • 3:20pm – 4:20pm Panel/Discussion & Q&A:
  • 4:20pm – 4:30pm Closing remarks
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm Networking


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