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PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

In April 2016, Initiative hosted a book launch for PUSHOUT:The Criminalization of Black Girls in School at Georgetown Law with our long-time partner, Dr. Monique W. Morris, to highlight the causes of disproportionate school discipline rates against girls of color. The book examines the criminalization and miseducation of black girls in school, and how it has led to alarming high school dropout rates and increased rates of entry into the juvenile justice system.

In October 2019, the Initiative hosted a screening, discussion, and book signing to celebrate the release of the documentary released that year, which is based on the book . The screening was followed by a conversation with the Center’s Executive Director, Rebecca Epstein, and a robust Q&A with the audience. Below, you can find more resources from the book and film.

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Georgetown Law PUSHOUT Screening with Rebecca Epstein and Dr. Monique W. Morris

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