Stephen M. Trzaskoma
- University of New Hampshire
BIPOC Monumentality in New Hampshire will revitalize projects shared by the University of New Hampshire and two important local partners, the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective that have faced setbacks caused by the pandemic. These projects center on a variety of monuments and related activities in the state of New Hampshire devoted to the history and cultural presence of underrepresented communities and include markers, story maps, land connections, and conversations. Monuments, in this conception, are not only created to commemorate the past but also to activate BIPOC lived experiences, resilience, and knowledge in the present as we confront challenges of the future (social justice, climate change). Project funding will flow to research, creation and installation of monuments and markers and support of staffing positions otherwise not fundable, all with the aim of building stronger communities.