Schools Can Become Safe Spaces For Black Girls To Learn, Heal And Thrive

November 2018

TEDTalk from NBWJI’s president

“In the talk, Dr. Morris explains why and how schools can interrupt (rather than facilitate) pathways to criminalization for Black girls and become locations for empowerment and healing.  For girls, education is a critical protective factor against involvement with the juvenile and criminal legal systems. Their educational pathways to confinement are varied and often connected to their histories of victimization and exploitation.” Read the full press release.