The Davis Lecture: Dr. Monique Morris

Title: Social Justice is a Verb! Working the Margins to Advance an Equity Agenda

Description: For nearly three decades, Monique Morris has worked across disciplines to advance an equity agenda that supports the nation's capacity to provide "justice for all." In this presentation, Dr. Morris will explore how advocates, scholars, policymakers and others apply intersectional frameworks--and other ancient and innovative practices--to strengthen our collective capacity to build an inclusive democracy.

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Monique W. 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.  Dr. Morris is the author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016), Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2014), and Too Beautiful for Words (MWM Books, 2012). She worked with Kemba Smith on her book, Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story (IBJ Book Publishing, 2011) and has written dozens of articles, book chapters, and other publications on social justice issues and lectured widely on research, policies, and practices associated with improving juvenile justice, educational, and socioeconomic conditions for Black girls, women, and their families. 


She has also worked in partnership with and served as a consultant for federal, state and county agencies, national academic and research institutions, and communities throughout the nation to develop comprehensive approaches and training curricula to eliminate racial/ethnic and gender disparities in the justice system. Her work in this area has informed the development and implementation of improved culturally competent and gender-responsive continua of services for youth.

Sponsored by the Oakley Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, the Davis Center, the Lecture Committee, and the The Lecture Committee and the W. Ford Schumann '50 Program in Democratic Studies.

Thursday, October 26 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Adams Memorial Theatre, ’62 Center

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