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Cancelled // 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 those who harvest our food in North Carolina.
The program features an interactive Bus Sculpture created from a retired school bus by artist Sally Jacobs, 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.
You can read more about this project here
Get On The Bus! Schedule
March 23-24: Duke University, Bryan Center Surface Lot, 125 Science Dr, 11 to 5 each day
March 23: Duke University artist reception: East Duke Bldg., East Campus, 6:00 p.m.
March 26: NC Farmworker Institute, Chapel Hill (registration required)
March 29: El Futuro, 2020 Chapel Hill Rd #23, Durham, NC 27707
Each bus location will feature participatory art activities for the community, a clip from the documentary At a Stranger’s Table, writing notes to farmworkers, books and publications from the bus library, and oral histories.