Staying at home watching Netflix, making art, reading & giving away things like food & supplies.
Fitchburg Art Museum - Breathe No Evil
The No Evil Project is a nonprofit organization that uses art, humour, and conversation to challenge stereotypes and help people find commonality and understanding despite their differences.
Typically for the project, people pose as the Three Wise Monkeys: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil. They pick three labels that describe themselves, and write a good thing they’ve done to challenge negative stereotypes people may have about those labels.
At the start of the pandemic, we noticed that even though wearing face masks helps protect yourself and others, it caused philosophical division. In addition, since masks are associated with criminals, wearing them made people feel uncomfortable, and due to stereotypes, people of color wearing them feared for their safety. Other biases brought on by the pandemic resulted in discrimination and violence towards people of Asian descent.
So we wanted to normalize wearing masks, but with the pandemic, our traditional method of getting large groups of people together and having them touch their faces wasn’t... ideal. The solution: Breathe No Evil, a simplified COVID-19 themed version of the project. This time, people take selfies, and with just one of the poses: Cover your mouth (and nose), but with a mask.
Explore these stories to see how people of all kinds are helping their friends, family, and community, and are coming together for the common good by protecting each other with the simple act of wearing a mask.
Worked to elevate youth voices in response to COVID-19
I have more or less successfully kept 7 children, 6 of whom are teenagers in the house during stay-at-home orders.
I have appreciated spending time with my family. Three of my children turned 18 during quarantine and graduating High School. I'm enjoying these last days with us all home as a family before they move on to the next phase of their lives.
I have been using my stimulus check to donate to organizations helping people of color and immigrants.
I give platelets and make masks for others.
I don't wear a mask to make a political statement. I wear a mask because I care about others, and I would like to set a good example. I feel if we all do our part, we could squash this bug. Sure wearing a mask can be uncomfortable. But there is an upside for all of us menopausal women out...more...
Advocating for systemic change at the state level by proposing legislation and voicing the needs of our black and brown communities
Organized a social-distancing sidewalk chalk art festival for my co-housing neighbors of all ages.
As a member of a co-housing community, I've been fortunate to have beautiful land to enjoy, spaces for gardening and play, fresh eggs from chickens, etc. while sheltering in place, and I walk our outside labyrinth every day. Things I've been doing while sheltering-in-place include:...more...
I go outside with my dog Tuffy to enjoy nature in my own back yard. I reached out to an elderly family to see if I could help with anything. I send my nieces and nephews cards in the mail. Now that I'm easing my way back to work little by little, I wear my mask, sanitize my work space before and after work, and use hand sanitizer. #flattenthecurve
I have learned to see my family members more often. I've learned how communities can come together, and unfortunately, how communities fall apart. I've learned there are a lot more that needs to be done.
Ran for and served in office; help others do the same; working to dismantle the oppressive systems around us - one day at a time.
I help make meals for more than 300 customers a day.
Run races to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Trying to share my beautiful spot on a lake as a respite to others by inviting them to come and use my kayaks as a social distancing, safe way to be outdoors and take some time to relax during these stressful times.
In quiet time, creativity is born. In times of hardship, resiliency is learned. In doing without, we learn what is if most value. Each of us is previous and matter.
Started my own small business. Started the Bridge Street Neck Neighborhood Association.
Every individual can make a difference in the world for the better.
I help people understand how the lessons of history and religion can help us with current events.
Help senior neighbors take out trash, Landscape front of house gardens for neighbors, Support local businesses, Wearing masks, Give money to the homeless guy with the dog at CVS.
Vote in November for change
I support local organizations by donating, volunteering, and helping promote their messages online. I adopt hard-to-place cats.
I organize and encourage socializing with one or a small group WHILE physically distancing. Being safe does not mean solitary confinement. People need to interact and laugh to deal with the stress in their life. I also spend weeks at a time staying with my 96 year old mother several hours from me as I share caretaking with several siblings. As I can not teach painting at senior centers, long term care facilities and children's camps during all this I do paintings of peoples pets and homes to continue using my art abilities and bring joy with art. I continue to offer online instructor...more...
Smiling at strangers, or sharing a laugh with everyone we see in a day can really bring a change to people’s being and mood. I am honored when people have told me “I always feel better after I am with you.” Not being able to share smiles has been the hardest part of mask wearing. I recently...more...