|Event Title & Host|
|One Million Bones and Students Rebuild (Contact: Lis Stevens, Email: [email protected], Phone: 206.275.2048, ext. 117)|
|Anytime up through February 2013|
|Make a bone to symbolize our shared human connection to people across the world. Make a bone to generate a donation to help them. Make a bone to add your voice to the call for action to end mass atrocities.|
|Students Rebuild, a non-profit organization that provides ways for young people worldwide to connect and take action on critical global issues, has partnered with One Million Bones to offer the opportunity to take a stand against humanitarian crises by being a part of a participatory art installation by crafting a handmade bone. Each bone will also generate funds (donated by the Bezos Family Foundation) that will go directly to rebuilding lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. We would love for you to be involved by making bones and/or hosting a bone making event!
In Spring of 2013, the project will culminate with the laying of one million handmade bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as a visual petition against mass atrocities and as a symbol of hope and solidarity with the victims and survivors. People and groups across the world are making bones and gaining an opportunity to discuss not only worldwide humanitarian crises, but also values, ethics and respect in their own communities. From Austria to Japan, India to Morocco, and from all over the United States, young people are discovering the connection they can forge by making something with their hands. The bones may be made out of a material of your choice (such as clay or paper mache) and creativity is encouraged – they may be inscribed with messages of hope, with the individual maker’s name, or in some way made personal.
Please contact Lis Stevens (Email: [email protected], Phone: 206.275.2048, ext. 117) at Students Rebuild to learn more about how to participate and how to host a bone making event.