Press Release: NBWJI research informs new policy to end school pushout and the criminalization and over-policing of black, brown and indigenous girls in schools



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End School PushOut for Black Girls and Other Girls of Color: Federal, State, and Local Policy Recommendations

This new brief amplifies resources, policies, and practices to create supportive learning environments, where all students have the opportunity to succeed and where Black girls have access to a robust array of targeted services and supports able to propel them to a lifetime of success.


Read the full brief here.

Educating a Girl is Like Educating the Whole Community: A Photo Essay of NBWJI's Journey to Kenya


In June 2019, the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) led a delegation to Kilgoris and Nairobi, Kenya. The delegation included partners affiliated with the Alameda County EMERGE Reentry Program who were seeking to learn from the Kakenya Centre for Excellence about ways to shift a public narrative about the value of educating girls.


Watch the full video here.



Dr. Sydney McKinney brings extensive experience in child welfare and justice system reform.



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Expanding Our Frame: Deepening our Demands for Safety and Healing for Black Survivors of Sexual Violence


This new report calls for an expansion of messaging and responses to more explicitly center the experiences of Black women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people. 


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NBWJI's 2018 Analysis of the latest School Discipline Data for Girls of Color in U.S. Schools.

*Updated Trends on Suspension, Arrest, and Referrals to Law Enforcement.

See the full data report here.

Education is #FreedomWork!

NBWJI President Monique W. Morris', Ed.D. TED Talk: Education is #Freedomwork released today on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday. Read the full press release here


Watch the Ted Talk here

NBWJI launches #FreedomWork Campaign on MLK Day 2019!


Read more to learn how to join in!


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NBWJI partnered with Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley to release a series of recommendations intended to improve the disciplinary and learning outcomes for girls of color. 

As the culmination of a participatory learning and community-response project, this report outlines policy and practice recommendations responsive to a host of conditions that were named to be of concern by girls of color in the Boston community, and that are typically associated with negative disciplinary and performance outcomes among girls of color nationwide.

A copy of the report is available for download on our Resources page.

NBWJI Partners with Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley on a Hearing to Address Girls of Color and School Discipline

The National Black Women's Justice Institute is pleased to partner with Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley to advance efforts toward equitable school discipline policy. Watch Councilor Pressley discuss the effort in the video below and join us this evening for a hearing on girls of color and school discipline. Watch the video of the hearing here.




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