Davis Center Lecture: Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D.
The W. Allison Davis 1924 and John A. Davis 1933 Lecture to commemorate distinguished scholars.
Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is an author and social justice scholar who specializes in education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice. Her most recent book is Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016). Dr. Morris is the Founder and President of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI), an organization that works to interrupt school-to-confinement pathways for girls, reduce the barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated women, and increase the capacity of organizations working to reduce sexual assault and domestic violence in African American communities. She is also an adjunct associate professor for Saint Mary’s College of California and has taught at the University of San Francisco and California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Morris is a 2012 Soros Justice Fellow, the former Vice President for Economic Programs, Advocacy and Research at the NAACP and the former Director of Research for the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the UC Berkeley Law School.