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 exhibition highlights self-identified people of color living and/or going to school in Vermont. The project is a platform for People of Color (POC) to tell their own stories and convey the impact of racism on their lives. The photos highlight the intersectionality of communities of color and their many stories. The quotes in the pictures are either terms that have been conveyed to the individual since living in Vermont, or are responses to terms, questions or statements made towards the Persons of Color that undermine them as a people and perpetuate racial stereotypes. “The photos in the Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices aim to help viewers develop a relationship with people of color in their communities.” Sha’an Mouliert co-coordinator of the project and exhibition said. 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.

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