What is meaningful labor in the midst of a pandemic?

Sara Kate Baudhuin is a rising Trinity Junior from Charlotte, NC. She is majoring in a Program II titled “Storytelling as a Tool for Social Change” that explores the ethics of storytelling and how narrative intersects with public policy. Her project is focused on exploring the question: what is meaningful labor in the midst of a pandemic? Because our physical selves pose the very threat we are trying to avoid, she wants to explore how we can still offer love and support to our communities in new ways, while keeping each other safe. By creating art in public spaces, she will investigate how less tangible forms of labor–perhaps ones we can’t see the result of–can be a necessary form of emotional relief and connection.

Scott Peters

Scott Peters is the Communications Manager for the Kenan Institute for Ethics and DukeEngage.

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