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File #: 0154X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/18/2017 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To honor Dr. Monique Morris, Ed.D - and applaud her efforts to highlight and reduce the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Zach M. Klein
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To honor Dr. Monique Morris, Ed.D - and applaud her efforts to highlight and reduce the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.

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WHEREAS, Dr. Monique Morris, Ed.D is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with nearly three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Morris is the author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools - a discussion about the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged by teachers, administrators, and the justice system and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish - This book shows how, Black girls, despite the obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes, and despair are still able to find ways to breathe and overcome with dignity - whether it is in a classroom, a juvenile facility, or any environment; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Morris has written dozens of articles, co-authored portions of books and been featured in publications on social justice issues - she has also lectured and provided research regarding policies and practices associated with improving juvenile justice, refining education, and enhancing the socioeconomic conditions of Black girls, women, and their families; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Morris’ work has been profiled by MSNBC, CSPAN2, The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, PBS, and other state, local, and national print, radio, and television media - Her research intersects almost every aspect of race, gender, education and justice - exploring ways in which Black communities and communities of color are uniquely affected by social policies; and

WHEREAS, Monique received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and African Studies from Columbia University in 1994; her Master of Science Degree in Urban Planning from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation and her Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Change...

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