October’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Pushout

“The struggle is real. Yet when girls strike back against this fatigue, society casts them as deviant—as disruptive to the order of a (supposedly race- and gender-neutral) social structure without consideration of what might be fueling their agitation.” – Monique W. Morris, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris as its October read.

As described by its publisher, Pushout “chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country” and exposes the ways in which the education system in the US fails these young girls “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.”

The Book Club will discuss Pushout on Zoom on Wednesday, October 14th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with unlimited users at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, visit the Committee’s page on the School of Public Health Website or email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.