Art & Justice
Artwork by Juniper Creative Arts
The Lamoille Art & Justice Project, led by people of the global majority,* is a collaboration that merges public art, oral histories, podcasting, and literature to foster connection and community for PGM in Vermont across generations. Our goals are to bring awareness to the enduring inequities within our region, and activate systemic change through collaborative movement in diverse contexts: governing bodies, businesses, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and individuals. Utilizing the power of literature, oral histories, public murals, and podcasts by PGM, this project seeks to engage local artists, educators, students, allies, and organizations in advancing racial equity and justice in Lamoille County.
*We adopt the term “People of the Global Majority,” or PGM, as an alternative to BIPOC (1) to honor the fact that indigenous, brown, and black people make up the majority of the global population, (2) to decenter whiteness, and (3) to reject the “othering” or “minoritizing” of PGM in our language and communities.
Working with schools and community to create murals, develop curriculum, and engage students and teachers.
Community members of the Global Majority share their narrative through audio recordings paired with artistic representations.
On Second Thought is a Lamoille Art & Justice Podcast which is going to cover topics like racism, diversity, athletics and different narratives of black history.
The creatives and organizers who lead the project.
Kiara J. T. Cole | Caitlin Duffy | Juniper Creative Arts | Saudia LaMont | Hannah Miller
Rachel Moore | Ayodeji Shokeye | Miles Smith | Devyn J. Thompson | Madeleine Ziminsky
Partners support the project as a whole and enable the collaborators to do the creative work.
The Alchemist | And Also Too
Coalition of Minority Student Athletes at Northern Vermont University (COMSA)
The Current | Ebenezer Books | First Cup of Coffee Company | The Frame Game
Lanpher Memorial Library | Lucy Downing Nisbet Charitable Fund | MACC | REAL | River Arts
Stowe Arts & Culture Council | Stowe Middle School | Town of Stowe | Union Bank
Vermont Arts Council | Vermont Community Foundation | Vermont Humanities Council
Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development’s Better Places program