Anna Stallworth and Denali Romero both attended high school at Grace Christian School. They are among a growing number of alumni who are voicing experiences of racial discrimination and abuse during their time there.
On July 18, 2020 Anna and Denali hosted a peaceful protest at Grace to “make visible the hidden racism, sexual assault, misogyny, and other discriminations at” the school. Shortly thereafter, they formed the Private School Justice Movement, a platform for students and alumni from private schools to share any experiences with racism or any type of discrimination while at school.
ATMI producer Michael Stallworth, younger brother of Anna, connected with the two of them over Zoom to talk about their experiences at Grace, what inspired them to speak out, and the changes they hope for within the school and the community. They spoke on September 15th, 2020.
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