Just 16 percent of female students, Black girls make up more than one-third of all girls with a school-related arrest. #Pushout seminar exposes educators to a world of confined potential and supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that pushes countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures. Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish.
Hasira “Soul” Ashemu is a prolific writer, speaker, facilitator and communications professional who has been using his talents, experience and skills to create and support stimulating, engaging and innovative community initiatives that usher in social change. In addition, he has worked in the non-profit and governmental sectors in the United States and five African nations. He has earned an impressive record of achievement by conceiving, designing and executing bold, distinctive, high-impact programs and events that have outstanding returns.