Thu, Apr 13|
On These Grounds - Screening
A video goes viral, showing a white police officer in South Carolina pulling a Black teenager from her school desk and throw her across the floor.
Time & Location
Apr 13, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Yonkers, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA
About the event
A video goes viral, showing a white police officer in South Carolina pulling 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. Director Garrett Zevgetis (US 2021) 108 min