Free streaming of ‘Pushout,’ conversation with Dr. Monique Morris on Feb. 25

Taylor Burnfield 

tburnfie@uccs.edu  

The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (RMWFF) is the longest-running women’s film festival in the United States. RMWFF takes place every year in Colorado Springs in November. 

     Throughout the rest of the year, the festival hosts other film events within the Colorado Springs community.  

     This month, RMWFF is showcasing the documentary “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” which will be streamed for free between Feb. 20-25.  

Promotional poster for “Pushout” (left) and Dr. Monique Morris (right). Photos courtesy of RMWFFilm.org 

     According to the film’s website, the documentary “confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education.” 

     You can stream the film here. You must create a free account with Eventive to access the film. 

     In addition to the free streaming of “Pushout,” RMWFF is teaming up with Pikes Peak Community College for “An Evening with Dr. Monique Morris” on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.  

     The event will feature a conversation with Morris, producer of “Pushout” and author of the book that “Pushout” is based on. 

     According to her website, Morris is “an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice.” 

     The free event is live and will be streamed through WebEx. Visit the RMWFF website for more information.