Stand Speak Shape with the Chinatown Yarn Circle

Stand Speak Shape, October 1 2021 – September 30 2022

Chinatown Yarn Circle, led by Tina Lin, Naomi Lawrence, and local organizations as part of #catalystcommissions represents an intergenerational community mobilizing to STAND together; SPEAK up for justice; and SHAPE society through civic action and crochet. The flowers are in tribute to AAPI community builders, embodying collaboration, triumph over struggle, and inspiring future generations.


Throughout the summer of 2021 we held crochet workshops in Columbus Park inviting all levels to come and participate in this community mural.


1500+ flowers, 800+ green and yellow 2” squares mostly made by beginners, Chinese characters and bamboo made by mother’s and daughters. Measuring 28ft wide.