2022 Keynote Speaker

We are excited to welcome Monique W. Morris, Ed.D.  as our keynote speaker for the seventh annual Scholarship & Social Justice Conference.  Dr. 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.  She is the author of Sing A Rhythm, Dance A Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls (The New Press, 2019), which explores a pedagogy to counter the criminalization of Black and Brown girls in schools. She is also the author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016), Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2014),  Too Beautiful for Words (MWM Books, 2012) and worked with Kemba Smith on her book, Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story (IBJ Book Publishing, 2011).

Past Keynote Speakers:

2015: Peter Kiang, EdD, University of Massachusetts-Boston

2016: Evelyn Higginbotham-Brooks, PhD, Harvard University

2017: Danielle Allen, PhD, Harvard University

2018: Toussaint Losier, PhD, University of Massaachusetts-Amherst

2019: Moon Duchin, PhD, Tufts University

2021: Roberto G. Gonzales, PhD, University of Pennsylvania