view article on Duke Today | Published October 31, 2022
We're excited to find the intersection of art and democracy, freedom of speech and activism.Jack Fuchs, Duke Class of 2025
The Nasher Museum and Duke Arts have teamed up with the student-run North Carolina Young People’s Alliance (NCYPA) and along with POLIS, DukeVotes, the Duke Student Wellness Center and others, to organize a campus-wide Democracy Day on Friday, October 28.
Democracy Day will feature voter registration, organized walks to early-voting sites, educational programming and other activities related to civic engagement.
At the Nasher Museum, visitors are invited to help activate screen-printed posters with colored pencils, now through Election Day on November 8. We’ll add everyone’s posters to our interactive Democracy Wall.
Duke Arts and Duke Create will lead a printmaking workshop at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2 – 4:30 PM.
Students learned screenprinting at a pop-up workshop led by Duke Professor Bill Fick.
We all have different ideas about democracy.
Maybe you grew up with a very political family. Or you might not have voted ever before. Did a person or place teach you about our collective right to vote?
We hope you will share your personal connection to democracy in the weeks leading up to the Midterm Elections.
Some contributed photos, like the photo above, will be screened in a slideshow at the Nasher Museum on Democracy Day. Others will be shared on social media channels by Duke Arts and the Nasher Museum.