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CANCELED: Get on the Bus – National Farmworker Awareness Week
March 23 - March 29
Get on the Bus, a week-long program highlighting NC farmworkers’ stories, will be hosted from March 23 – March 29 during National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) at Duke University, the NC Farmworker Institute, and Durham community nonprofit El Futuro to bridge communities through conversations about who harvests our food in eastern North Carolina.
The program features an interactive Bus Sculpture created from a retired school bus by artist Sally Jacobs. The bus is a “living” sculpture, designed to foster stories from rural and urban visitors alike. The bus’s exterior features large photographs, an indigenous design, and a mural. The interior presents multimedia narratives, a creative concepts space, and a community board.
Visit the bus in the NC Triangle during NFAW!
Get On The Bus! Schedule:
March 23-24: Duke University, Bryan Center Surface Lot, 125 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27705, 11am-5pm
March 26: NC Farmworker Institute (registration required)
March 29: El Futuro, Lakewood Shopping Center, 3pm-7pm, 2020 Chapel Hill Rd #23, Durham, NC 27707
Each location will include participatory art activities such as creating artwork for the community board, watching a clip from the documentary At a Stranger’s Table, writing notes to farmworkers, looking at books and publications from the bus library, and listening to oral histories. Artists Sally Jacobs and Scott Temple, Duke University students in the Borderline Humans class, and Professor Charlie Thompson will be on hand to share about the work and guide those visiting the exhibit.
National Farmworker Awareness Week is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. This inclusive public art project is supported by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and is being followed by UNC-TV across the state.
This program is made possible through the partnership of the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke Service Learning, Student Action with Farmworkers, AMEXCAN, and the Center for Documentary Studies.