Smart Summer: Pushout Study

June 24, 2021
Beat the heat by staying inside where it’s cool and take advantage of an opportunity to learn. On July 21, 22, 28, 29, evening classes from 6:30-9 p.m., the Mountain Sky Conference United Methodist Women and mission team will offer a virtual “Mission u.” This is an adult study open to all in the Conference. You are invited to participate in this study based on the book “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” by Monique Morris.  Please register here.

From the Mountain Sky United Methodist Women's website:

Despite increased attention to the mass and over-incarceration of black men, the plight of criminalized black women and girls is overlooked, underreported and under analyzed.  Monique W. Morris’ Pushout shows how even with obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities and beyond and challenges the rest of us to do the same.
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For more information about this event or Mission u, please contact Kathryn Witte, Assistant Dean for Mission u.

How are you connecting with your community this summer? The Community Engagement team of the Mountain Sky Conference encourages you to pick a project, volunteer in mission, start a new group, work on leadership development – the possibilities are endless. Then, sometime between today and September 1, tell us about it! Selected stories will be celebrated via Mountain Sky communication vehicles such as Ministry Crossroads. As we continue to build our connection, we celebrate the ways that faith communities are engaged. By sharing how you are involved, you inspire others and share knowledge with those communities that have the same challenges and opportunities as you! Check out our link for more details and feel free to share across the Conference