WHS to Host Exclusive Screenings of Pushout

WHS to Host Exclusive Screenings of Pushout
Posted on 01/13/2020
Movie posterWaukegan Public Schools will be hosting two Lake County exclusive premiere screenings of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools in observance of Black History Month. The screenings will take place February 6 and 7, and begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Trapp Auditorium. Tickets are free, and can be reserved online here: https://tinyurl.com/uvnyo8p

PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is a feature length documentary that takes a deep dive into the lives of black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in a girls' lives-education.

The Documentary Covers:
- Profiles Black Girls as they address how schools have hindered, but also helped them navigate their lives.
- Looks at the consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how trauma experienced in childhood influences adult outcomes.
- Examines how awareness of childhood trauma can help girls redirect their lives.
- Examines how school officials can find new pathways for discipline that concentrate on the reasons behind certain behaviors rather than punishing them.
- Profiles schools and organizations that are making a difference in Black girls lives-all discuss alternatives to suspensions and expulsions, inculcating community-based and more culturally appropriate responses.
- Explain how "adultification" of Black girls-seeing them as older and more sexually mature than they really are-impacts the response of adults. This in-turn looks at how the development of the adolescent brain influences young people's ability to make rational and positive decisions.
- Profiles teachers, mentors, judges and principals who have found new ways of working with Black girls that emphasize their inherent value and dignity.
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