Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • People's State of the Union
  • Workshop
  • 2/3/2018
  • 14:00-17:00
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: US Department of Arts and Culture - Lawrence Field Office, Spencer Museum of Art, The Commons
Event Description
Every January, the President delivers a State of the Union address highlighting important issues from the past year and suggesting priorities for the coming year. It’s a broadcast from one to many. But democracy is a conversation, not a monologue. Understanding the state of the union requires that people have an opportunity to reflect and share, within their own communities, about challenges and opportunities locally, nationally, and globally. This event is a coming-together that begins with dialogue. Attendees will have the chance to get to know one another, reflecting on the state of the community, country, and world, and share their stories. Inspired by this dialogue, attendees will create flags that depict their values and experiences. This program is organized in conjunction with Pledges of Allegiance, a public art project featuring flags created by contemporary artists.