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Film screening of PUSHOUT and Q&A with Local Author



Meet filmmaker, scholar, and UHS/SB alumna Dr. Monique W. Morris on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Vogue Theatre for this special event. Open to the public. Dear Members of the UHS and Summerbridge Communities, We invite you to join us the evening of February 6 at a screening of the feature-length documentary film PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, based on the book of the same name by UHS and Summerbridge alumna Monique W. Morris Ed.D. PUSHOUT takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities facing Black Girls and was inspired by Dr. Morris's groundbreaking book of the same name, published in 2016. The film 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. Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley hosted the world premiere of PUSHOUT last September, and on December 5 introduced H.R.5325 - the Ending Punitive, Unfair, School-based Harm that is Overt and Unresponsive to Trauma (P.U.S.H.O.U.T.) Act - legislation to end the punitive pushout of girls of color from schools and disrupt the school-to-confinement pathway. Dr. Morris is an award-winning author, scholar, and president of the National Black Women's Justice Institute. She is a member of the UHS Class of 1990, Summerbridge SF Class of 1986, and the parent of a UHS alumna. She will come to campus during the day on February 6 to meet with our students. 6:00 p.m. Doors open Dr. Morris's books will be available for purchase before the program 6:30 p.m. Program begins Q&A with the filmmaker immediately following the film Vogue Theatre 3290 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 Tickets $15 each; 100% of ticket proceeds will go to Flourish Academy's Camp Akili. Buy tickets in advance here. Sponsored by the UHS Alumni Association Open to the public Click here to watch the trailer Additional information: The theatre concession stand will be openStreet parking is limited. There is a public garage at the Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, one block awayPublic transportation strongly recommended.

Muni buses 1 California, 2 Clement, 3 Jackson and 43 Masonic stop within one block of the theater.

Questions? Contact Marianna Stark '89, director of alumni engagement and giving at marianna.stark@sfuhs.org or 415-407-8743

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