UNITY ON WEST FRANKLIN STREET

first_imgUNITY is an interactive public art project created by Vessence Corporation CEO, Nancy Bellmont, that examines how labels both help and hinder our ability to build unity as a nation and as a human race.  Labels can create excuses for violence.  Albion is bringing the global movement, UNITY, to Evansville to change the tone of our conversation to a renewed spirit of optimism, camaraderie, and respectfulness in order to prevent violence in our community.Albion is hosting the 1st UNITY on Franklin on July 22, 2017 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Franklin Street Bazaar to unite our community, to celebrate our uniqueness, and to strengthen our ties to each other.  UNITY is a circular arrangement of 32 poles in a large field. Each pole is labeled with an identifier.  Participants tie yarn to each pole with which they identify. A canopy of interconnectedness forms as more people participate.  In the end, participants see that they are all connected by something.  Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to tie colorful yarn to posts that reflect their identities.  As a result, their yarn intertwines with others’ to create a web of interconnectedness.  For more information about UNITY Project, visit www.unityproject.net.About Albion Fellows Bacon CenterAlbion Fellows Bacon Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent domestic and sexual violence and to empower victims through advocacy, education, support services and collaborative partnerships. The center provides services to victims of abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, and financial) in 11 counties in southern Indiana. Services are provided 24 hours a day to the following counties: Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Dubois, Gibson, Pike, Orange, Crawford, and Harrison.  For more information, please visit www.albionfellowsbacon.org.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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