In March 2021, Kingdom County Productions and 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 the stories and perspectives of Black teens across the state.
Throughout February, we extend an invitation to you and your friends to share your story with us. Via email, participants will collaborate with project director, Shani Stoddard, for a few short questions about your lived experience in Vermont. Over the course of the month of March, these interviews will be turned into a spotlight feature, to be shared across various social media platforms. Let's build a sense of interconnectedness through our stories!
For more information email our director, Shani Stoddard at firstname.lastname@example.org or to refer a friend, contact Lowry at email@example.com.
**A note from Associate Director & Clinical Consultant Sarah Lowry : For those of us who are white adults recruiting young folks for this opportunity, let's remember to not make assumptions about any young person's identity or interest in this project. I want to always keep in mind that there will be young people who I may perceive as Black who do not identify this way, and there may be others who I do not perceive as Black who do identify this way. With the understanding that race is a social construction, let's take every opportunity to understand our own socialization and tendencies as we work to prevent harm and interrupt white supremacy.