Durham Tech joins Resist COVID: TAKE 6 public awareness campaign, displays art on Main Campus

yard signs in front of building 5 on main campus
Durham Tech is participating in a nationwide, artist-driven public awareness campaign to educate and enlighten communities on the disproportionate impact of the COVID pandemic on the lives of black, brown, and Native American people.

The Resist COVID: Take 6 campaign was started by American artist, Carrie Mae Weems, and is jointly presented by the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Arts, and Duke Health.

“We have indisputable evidence that people of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The death toll in these communities is staggering,” Weems said. “This fact affords the nation an unprecedented opportunity to address the impact of social and economic inequality in real time.”

The project has been shared as public art by institutions across the country, featuring building banners, street banners, and large-scale window clings. The campaign highlights the importance of social distancing, encourages public discussion, dispels myths and dangers of false cures associated with the virus, and also thanks front line and essential workers.

"We greatly appreciate the generous gift of public art and our on-going partnership with Duke to weave Weems' art and message into our campus community," said Durham Tech President J.B. Buxton.

Window art and yard signs were installed outside of the Educational Resources Center on Durham Tech’s Main Campus earlier this year and will remain through spring semester.
Contact Marcy Gardner, Content and Social Media Coordinator, at gardnerm@durhamtech.edu