Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Columbia College Alumni Association
Join Columbia College Women for an evening of empowerment, conversation and connection, featuring an exclusive screening of the groundbreaking documentary PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film's executive producer and writer, social justice scholar Monique W. Morris Ed.D CC'94, GSAPP'96, moderated by Barnard College professor Mignon R. Moore CC'92. Prior to the screening, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer, and mingle with other alumnae, as we come together with our strong CCW community to learn about how we can work to end the school-to-prison pipeline for young Black girls and women, an issue that affects us all. 6:00–7:00 p.m. | Reception 7:00–8:15 p.m. | Screening of PUSHOUT 8:15–9:00 p.m. | Discussion and Q&A About the Film PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities that Black girls face in the United States; focuses on first-person narratives from five girls ages 12–19; and offers insight and ideas for progress from experts in the fields of social justice, gender equality and educational equity. About Monique W. Morris Ed.D CC'94, GSAPP'96 Monique W. Morris Ed.D CC'94, GSAPP'96 is a social justice scholar who examines the ways in which Black communities, and other communities of color, are uniquely affected by social policies. She is an award-winning author and the founder and president of the National Black Women's Justice Institute. Learn more about Morris and her work and view her TED Talk. About Mignon R. Moore CC'92 Mignon R. Moore CC'92 chairs the Department of Sociology at Barnard College and is a faculty affiliate of Columbia's Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. She is the author of Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood Among Black Women, and her current research examines health and social support for sexual minority seniors to determine the ways community institutions can be of service to this population.