If you watch the news at all, it seems like our country is more divided than ever. As a school, we decided to combat the divisions in our culture by joining the UNITY project. This is a public art project designed to raise awareness about the labels we put on ourselves and others and explore how those labels both support and limit communities. This giant yarn structure demonstrates visually how we are all connected, while also acknowledging what makes each of us unique.
Each post in the circle contains a different identifier such as "I am a student; I am a Democrat; I am a Republican; I am straight; My family origin is South American; I am LGBTQ; I am a parent; etc." Each member of the community took a different color of yarn and picked identifiers that resonated with them. They then tied the poles of the those identifiers together. The result is an interconnected web, full of beautiful colors.
For more information about this project, see the UNITY website.