Panel to Address Black Girls’ Pushout From School
Erin Espinosa, PhD, a senior researcher with NCCD, will serve on a panel of experts in conjunction with a screening of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. This feature-length documentary (based on the book by Monique W. Morris) takes an in-depth look at the lives of black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs, and policies that disrupt one of the most important factors in girls’ lives: education. The panel will discuss the school-to-prison pipeline and address the disproportionate pushout of black girls from school.
Other panelists include Judge Michelle Moore, administrative judge of the juvenile courts; Ruth Buzi, LCSW, PhD; Charles Lea, MSW, PhD; and Mariah Iles.
The panel and screening are scheduled for the last day of Black History month—February 29—at the University of Houston, in Cemo Hall. The event is hosted by the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work and the Association of Black Social Workers. It takes place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.