Join the Community Conversation of 'Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools'
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The public is invited to take part in one of a series of online book discussions scheduled throughout August (see scheduled below); free copies of the book are available through the Library. Towards the end of the month, Dr. Morris joins the Library for an online presentation, which can be viewed on the Library’s YouTube channel.
Online Group Discussions:
Sign up to take part in one of the online book discussion opportunities in August. Participants must RSVP; you will receive a Zoom link and password in advance of the online conversation date.
View Discussion Guide (PDF)
A limited number of free copies of the book are available:
Friday, August 13 | 11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 17 | 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 19 | Noon
Saturday, August 21 | 1 p.m.
Tuesday, August 24 | 6:30 p.m.
Online Author Event:
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Dr. Monique W. Morris, Dr. Lateshia Woodley
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Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.
Online event available at YouTube.com/kclibrary
Award-winning author and social justice scholar Dr. Monique W. Morris joins Kansas City Public Schools’ Dr. Lateshia Woodley in a discussion of the societal and educational disparities faced by Black girls and other girls of color. They draw from Morris’ book Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School, which was adapted into a documentary film of the same name. The online conversation will be presented on the Library’s YouTube channel.
The virtual program is presented on Women’s Equality Day, and is co-presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Women's Equality Coalition of Greater Kansas City.
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