Pushing Back, Moving Forward: A Solutions-Based Discussion on the Criminalization of Black & Brown Girls in the Educational System

Thursday, September 9, 2021
On Thursday, Setpember 9 at 6pm, YWCA will be live-streaming an expert panel discussion onto our YouTube Channel.

In U.S. public schools, Black girls make up 14% of out-of-school suspensions and 47% of suspensions among female students while only representing 8% of student enrollment. These statistics along with a number of images of Black and Brown girls being arrested and assaulted by those in positions of power in educational spaces have not only saturated our media but also impacted our own minds.

Join YWCA Central Carolinas for an engaging conversation with educational leaders and researchers as we discuss the criminalization of Black and Brown girls in schools from a solutions-based lens.

Panelists will be Dr. Susan McCarter, UNC Charlotte professor, Kristen McCollum, West Cary Middle School’s assistant principal, and Pam Yuen, YWCA USA’s director of government relations. The panel will be moderated by YWCA Central Carolinas’ community engagement manager, Jamila Green.