Vermont Movement News Vol 3 Episode 2 – Melissa Grandi Statz

Vermont Movement News vol 3 Episode 2

Daryle Lamont Jenkins, the executive director of the One Peoples Project
todays co-host.

In this episode we will be interviewing Melissa Grandi Statz
Melissa was a social studies teacher who works at Dyer Elementary School in Burlington, Wisconsin. In August 2020 – a few months after George Floyd’s murder, Melissa taught classes about racism in response to questions from her students who the murders by police. A right-wing Facebook group eventually caught wind of lessons and a slew of harassment and death threats began. Her story was covered by PBS Wisconsin Education and NBC News.