Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Directed by Jacoba Atlas
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is a feature length documentary taking a close look at the educational, judicial, and societal disparities facing Black girls in 2019. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name 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. 2019, U.S., digital video, 76 minutes. Recommended for 12+.
CINEMA+ Following the screening there will be a post-screening discussion moderated by Chris Kolb, Vice Chair and District 2 Representative, Jefferson County Public School Board of Education. Panelists include:
- Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Director, Social Change Minor, University of Louisville
- Ronda Cosby, Principal, Females of Color STEAM Academy.
- Dr. LaRhonda Matheis, Co-founder of Color Brave JCPS, a JCPS teacher, and an expert staff member on the Girls of Color STEAM Academy Community Committee.
- Dr. Naomi Brahim, Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for JCPS.