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UNITY Project

Join us on the lawn west of El Pomar Plaza for an interactive public art project! Listen to music, enjoy hot cider, and contribute YOUR voice to our campus's beautiful diversity and unity. 10am-4pm, Monday and Tuesday. Bring your friends! 

Co-Sponsored by 
GLINT
Global Engagement Office
Geo Club
MOSAIC
UNIDOS
Project Nur
The Wellness Center
Anthro Club
with support from Green Action Fund, Facilities, Event Services, UCCS Radio, and Compass Curriculum

From the Unity Project's website:
 

What is UNITY?

 

In June of 2016, UNITY, an interactive public art project, was created as a response to the divisiveness and negative rhetoric in American politics. Created to raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others and explore how those labels both support and limit building interconnected, interesting communities. UNITY is a larger-than-life structure that helps us celebrate our uniqueness and strengthens our ties to each other. The project consists of 32 posts, each with identifiers such as, “I’m a parent; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc.  Participants tie colorful yarn to posts that reflect their identities. Their yarn intertwines with others’ to create a web of interconnectedness. In the end, we see that we are all connected by something, and it's our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community.

Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
This is a past event.

El Pomar Plaza
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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