On These Grounds Movie Screening with Activist Vivian Anderson

Strom Law Firm is partnering with Represent Justice, Share One Love and SCCID to host a screening of the movie “On These Grounds” next Thursday (10th March) 6pm at Barrister Hall followed by a short Q & A with activist Vivian Anderson and Professor Josh Gupta-Kagan

It is a Free Event. Please RSVP as the number of seats are limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-these-grounds-screening-columbia-sc-tickets-277188948607

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Vivian Anderson:

Vivian Anderson is a healer-activist dedicated to building a world where all Black girls thrive. Since 1996, Vivian’s work has been rooted in youth, teen, family and community health/well-being, racial and social justice. In 2015, Vivian was called to action after seeing a viral video of a school resource officer in South Carolina brutally assaulting a Black girl. This event inspired Vivian to form EveryBlackGirl, Inc., a national campaign and program that centers and supports Black girls. The disproportionate discipline used against Black boys often dominates mainstream conversations surrounding racial biases and school discipline. EveryBlackGirl emphasizes to Black girls that they are loved and supported by Black women everywhere.

 

Josh Gupta-Kagan

Josh Gupta-Kagan is a Professor of Law and specializes in legal issues affecting children and families, especially child protection and juvenile justice issues. He teaches the Juvenile Justice Clinic; Parents, Children, and the State; Juvenile Justice; and Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation. Prior to joining the University of South Carolina faculty, he practiced for six years at the Children’s Law Center, a legal services organization in the District of Columbia devoted to a wide range of children’s legal issues. He represented children and family members in District of Columbia Family Court cases, and successfully advocated for various legislative reforms.

Restore Justice:

MISSION

Restore Justice advocates for fairness, humanity, and compassion throughout the Illinois criminal justice system, with a primary focus on those affected by extreme sentences imposed on our youth.  We create and support policies that allow those who are rehabilitated to go home, and that ensure those incarcerated, their families, and victim families have opportunities for healing and justice. We engage currently and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families, victims and their families, communities, and concerned Illinoisans in advocacy and service within the criminal justice system. 

VISION

Restore Justice believes every human being deserves dignity, including those who have committed serious crimes.  We work toward a day when the criminal justice system in Illinois treats every case as an opportunity to heal individuals and communities.

VALUES

Restore Justice believes in:

  • TRANSFORMATION.  All individuals are capable of dramatic change within themselves and people united together are capable of creating dramatic change in systems and institutions.
    • Individuals can and do change.
    • Systems and institutions should recognize and respond to those changes.
  • DIGNITY AND HUMANITY for all, regardless of age, income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, or criminal history.
  • PEOPLE FIRST.  People matter more than any agenda or abstract success, and we strive to make sure that what we do creates real change for real communities.
  • DOING NO HARM.  Restore Justice maintains rigorous checks to ensure that our policies do not negatively impact the people we serve or prevent individuals from accessing services.
  • PRACTICAL STRATEGIES that can achieve ASPIRATIONAL GOALS.  We dream big while also recognizing the dynamics of the system as it is.

 

STROM LAW FIRM

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Our team of attorneys have devoted their professional lives to serving individuals and families throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Not only do we have decades of combined experience in the courtroom, we also have a passion for the law, and we will work tirelessly on you or your loved one’s behalf to achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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