In March 2021, The Listen Up Project will launch Black Voices of Vermont, an interactive media project honoring and centering the voices of Black Vermonters.
A collaborative story sharing project, Black Voices of Vermont will amplify stories and perspectives of Black teens across the state.
Throughout February, we extend an invitation to you and your friends to share your story. Via email, participants will collaborate with our project director, Shani Stoddard, for a conversation about your lived experience in Vermont. During the month of March, your interviews will become a daily spotlight feature, to be shared across various social media platforms. What if we were in the practice of listening to a new perspective every single day? Let's build a sense of interconnectedness through our stories!
For more information email the director, Shani at
or to refer a friend, contact Lowry at
We believe in the power of telling stories. We believe in the necessity of people being able to tell their own. And we need to Listen Up. The mission of this project is to celebrate and center the voices of Black teens in Vermont.
This mission is rooted in our firm belief and understanding that the experiences of Black people should be acknowledged and amplified.
This project is an archival event. We will hear directly from the young people who live here about their experiences and unique perspectives.
In order to avoid reducing the varied lived experiences of Black communities to a singularity, we strived to gather a collection of stories that represents the diversity of Black Vermonters.