The Africa Center is partnering with THE OFFICE performing arts + film to bring their RESIST COVID | TAKE SIX campaign to the Center during our John Lewis: Good Trouble film screening. We will be distributing TAKE SIX giveaway bags and will show a short presentation about the campaign during the program.
RESIST COVID | TAKE SIX is an artist-driven public awareness campaign by Syracuse University Artist-in-Residence, Carrie Mae Weems to educate and enlighten Black, Brown, and Native American communities on the impact of this deadly virus on their lives. TAKE SIX refers to the recommended six feet of separation in social distancing.
The campaign uses billboards, alternative messaging, public art projects, and other creative means to highlight the staggering death toll of COVID-19 and alert the general public. Through these efforts, it underscores the importance of social distancing, encourages public discussion, dispels the myths and dangers of false cures associated with the virus, and finally thanks our front line and essential workers.
This effort is led by MacArthur winning artist Carrie Mae Weems’ Social Studies 101 in association with Pierre Loving, and THE OFFICE performing arts + film, which has worked with Ms. Weems on several public art and performance projects across the country.