Pushing for Change Fielding Alum Monique Morris Has Used the Research Side of Social Justice to Create a Village of Care for School Girls of Color


Monique Morris, Ed.D. When Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. ‘13 was in the sixth grade, she got into a fight. It wasn’t her first, but fighting at school made this time different. A classmate who had taunted her for weeks stepped on her shoe in gym class and refused to apologize. It didn’t matter that her opponent was taller and bigger, she grabbed the boy and flung him to the ground, the way she learned to do in her judo class. She could have been “pushed out” of school or arrested that day for fighting. Today, Dr. Morris said, [...]