Lamoille Art & Justice Project
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.
We were thrilled to partner with the amazing Juniper Creative Arts as part of the Lamoille Art & Justice Project this summer and pleased to announce Stowe residents are now able to enjoy a mural highlighting local racial justice efforts painted directly on Stowe’s recreation path and the exterior of Stowe Middle School. The Stowe recreation path mural was made possible thanks to a crowdfunding campaign sponsored by the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development’s Better Places program.
“These accomplished artists are tapping into their culture and creativity to share empowering messages with the community. Art has incredible power and these works will spark important conversations, connections and inspiration,” said Department of Housing and Community Development’s Commissioner Josh Hanford.
Click here to view the team at Juniper Creative Arts sharing their vision for the mural on the recreation path.
For more information about the project click here.