Dr. Monique Morris—President of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute


Show Notes

On this episode of Grow Kinder, we talk with Dr. Monique Morris, an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, and juvenile and social justice. She is the founder and president of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI), an organization working to interrupt school-to-confinement pathways for girls and reduce the barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated women.

Dr. Morris talks with us about her latest book, Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls, which has been called a groundbreaking and visionary call to action on educating and supporting girls of color. She also discusses why exclusionary discipline is such an issue for girls of color, and how educators and parents can work together to improve school conditions around discipline.