Our office works closely with a number of businesses and organizations in our community, and is always striving to better connect individuals to one another to make Grinnell a more dynamic and integrated place to call home.
Next week, an event called Unity Project, hosted by Grinnell College, presents a unique opportunity for campus and community to converge, and I hope you will consider joining me in this interactive art venture. The event is designed to celebrate the uniqueness of each member of our community, and to raise awareness of how 'labels' are impacting the way in which we interact in our world.
Participants will string yarn between poles with statements which reflect their identities, creating a canopy of human connectivity, ultimately showing that we are all connected by something. This interactive art project will take place next week, Thursday through Sunday
I'm excited to be a part of this event, and to use it as an opportunity to learn more about all the people who call Grinnell home, and what brings us together to make our community stronger.