The UNITY Project at VCU under contruction outside Cabell Library

The UNITY Project at VCU


Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in the UNITY Public Arts Project, and it is a truly amazing work of art in the making and a reminder that we are all interconnected.

Located in the greenspace next to Cabell Library, the piece of public art is being constructed by members of the VCU community and our neighbors. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by, I encourage you to do so and participate. It is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Sunday.

The UNITY Project—in conjunction with the Division for Inclusive Excellence, the Department of Psychology and the Partnership for People with Disabilities—is interactive art meant to examine and illustrate the labels we place on others or ourselves. The goal is to build unity and respect while celebrating what makes us unique—an imperfect union.

Unity Public Arts Project serves as a reminder that we are stronger when we are together. Through respectful and proactive dialogue, we can find solutions to what seems to be insurmountable. It will not be easy, but I have confidence in the VCU community and our ability to work together.