During the reception on Saturday, May 7, 2022
We invite you to join us in creating a community art project as part of the reception following the Inauguration ceremony. We will be folding origami paper cranes and sharing them throughout the community and the nation. Local students, community members, and Grinnell College students have been folding cranes leading up to this celebration.
Origami paper cranes have long been a symbol of peace, love, hope, and healing during challenging times. They represent positive change and new beginnings. Crane symbolism focuses on the need for balance and living in harmony with others.
We encourage guests to make a crane to take with them and another to leave here on campus. Following the Inauguration, we will hang the cranes throughout the community and campus. At Reunion, our alumni will be invited to take cranes home with them to share in their own communities.