Project Description

The Root Social Justice Center’s project “I Am Vermont Too”
and the Vermont Council on the Humanities.

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices

September 14 –  December 30

In the Works on Paper Gallery from September 14 through December 30, we are pleased to present Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices. This multi-generational photo and story exhibit highlights the experiences of people of color living and going to school in Vermont. The project is a medium for People of Color (POC) to tell our own stories and convey the impact of racism on our lives. The photos in this exhibit represent self-identified individuals of color living and going to school in Vermont. They highlight the intersectionality of the communities of color and their many stories. The quotes in the pictures are terms that have been conveyed since living in Vermont or are responses to terms, questions or statements made towards People of Color that undermine them as a people and perpetuate racial stereotypes. The project was unveiled at the Vermont State House on Black Lives Matter Day February 9th, 2017, and exhibited during the month of February.   Visible in Vermont: Our Stories Our Voices is presented by The Root Social Justice Center’s project “I Am Vermont Too” and the Vermont Council on the Humanities.