NCCU Ethnodrama Focuses on COVID-19 in the Community

October 27, 2021

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) presented an October ethnodrama centered on the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Right Right Now Show w/ Collin Aaron Bodi” addressed vaccine hesitancy and myths that impact the community’s knowledge and perception of COVID-19.

Ethnodrama attendee signing formMore than 50 community members attended the drive-in event on Oct. 15, hosted at St. Mark AME Zion Church in Durham by Sr. Pastor the Rev. Julian Pridgen and longtime member the Rev. Sylvia Branch. The event — part of the ongoing collaboration with AME Zion HEAL Partners and NCCU — included support from Duke CTSI and the Duke-NCCU Bridge Office. Duke School of Nursing staff distributed free COVID-19 testing kits.

Community Partners TRY and the Healthier Together project provided educational resources and distributed masks, hand sanitizer, and cleansing wipes. NCCU also presented a virtual viewing of “The Right RightNow Show w/ Collin Aaron Bodi” earlier in October, and organizers are planning additional drive-in events across North Carolina.

Ethnodrama volunteers