In partnership with Eastern Mennonite University's Teacher Education Program, Zehr
Institute hosted this follow up webinar dialogue for educators after viewing the documentary
film, On These Grounds.
Synopsis of On These Grounds: A video goes viral, showing a white police officer in
South Carolina pull a Black teenager from her school desk and throw her across the
floor. Healer-Activist Vivian Anderson uproots her life in New York City to move to
South Carolina to support the girl and dismantle the system behind the assault at
Spring Valley, including facing the police officer. Adding context, geographer Janae
Davis treks the surrounding swamps and encounters the homes of formerly enslaved people
of African descent, connecting the past to the 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 and equitable future
for themselves and our entire education system.
On These Grounds Website: https://www.representjustice.org/campaigns/on-these-grounds/