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Monique Morris: Criminalization of Girls of Color in Schools


Monique Morris isn't afraid to speak out on—or write about—the hard truths of American society, and on Wednesday night she will take the Simplot Ballroom floor at Boise State University to discuss the topic of her most recent book: the criminalization of girls of color in schools. Not only is Morris an author (with titles including Too Beautiful for Words, Black Stats and Pushout), she's also a social justice scholar and co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute, which promotes racial and gender equality. Join the crowd Oct. 18 to discuss the genesis of Pushout, the book author Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow) called "a powerful indictment of the cultural beliefs, policies, and practices that criminalize and dehumanize Black girls in America."