Smart Talk: Criminalization of Black girls; Pa. joining Greenhouse Gas Initiative?

  • Scott LaMar
  • Staff

WITF-TV will air a feature length documentary Thursday night that investigates the cultural practices, beliefs and policies that impact Black girls in America’s schools.

PUSHOUT: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS underscores the challenges Black girls face with insight from experts across the country who have worked extensively in the field of social justice, gender equality and educational equity.

While the challenges facing Black boys in this country have garnered national attention, absent from that conversation was how girls of color, particularly Black girls, are being impacted. PUSHOUT addresses that crisis.

Smart Talk invited three women with insight into what young black girls face in central Pennsylvania, and how by bringing attention to the issues might help bring change.

Appearing on Smart Talk Thursday are Jenni Chavis, Attorney, Chavis Law Firm, Sabina Grant-Spencer, Ph.D., Ed.D., Assistant Principal, Harrisburg High School SciTech Campus, and Ericka Pinckney, Ph.D., Independent Contractor and Associate Clinical Director – Human Service Organization.

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools airs Thursday on WITF-TV at 8 p.m.

Also, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board voted earlier this week to take another step toward the state possibly becoming part of the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  That could mean caps on emissions and credits being sold on carbon allowances.

StateImpact PA reporter Rachel McDevitt is on Thursday’s Smart Talk to explain.

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