On These Grounds
March 30 only
Producer Ariana Garfinkel, community organizer Aeiramique Glass Blake, and behavioral health coach Jason Gant in person!
Q&A with filmmaker, cast, and youth justice leaders.
Community Partners: Represent Justice, Generation Justice, Queen’s Bench Bar Association, and Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
An explosive video goes viral, showing a white school resource officer in South Carolina pull a Black teenager from her school desk and throw her across the floor. An outraged nation divides over who is at fault and what role race played in the incident. Healer-Activist Vivian Anderson uproots her life to help the girl and dismantle the system behind the “Assault at Spring Valley,” including facing the police officer. To contextualize this incident, geographer Janae Davis treks the surrounding swamps to unearth the overgrown and neglected homes of formerly enslaved people of African descent, connecting past to present. Against the backdrop of a racial reckoning and its deep historical roots, one incident illuminates how Black girls, with the support of organizers, are creating a more just future for themselves and our entire education system.
Director Garrett Zevgetis, US, 2021. 101 min. Digital.
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