Thursday, February 3, 2011

1,000,000 bones

I heard about this project last year, coincidentally right when my Social Conscience class was studying genocide. I was inspired to be a part of it but when I presented the idea to my teacher to do it as a class, he was not too keen on the idea.

the idea is simple and the impact will be extraordinary.

"One Million Bones is a fundraising art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides.

Our Mission is to increase global awareness of these atrocities while raising funds needed to protect and aid survivors.

One Million Bones will represent victims and survivors of genocide, creating a visual demand for solutions to this issue. Ignored and therefore permitted, genocide continues today, while widespread awareness of it remains buried. One million people will each create one bone to represent one victim or survivor. Installed together, these million bones will flood the National Mall in Washington, D.C., unearthing the memory of these individuals while calling citizens to action.

To raise funds, One Million Bones requests that each bone be sponsored for $5 each generating five million dollars. All proceeds will be donated to our beneficiary organizations that work to protect, aid, and advocate for survivors of genocide. "

The predicted date to be finished is Spring 2013. This is going to be an incredible installation, so even if you don't end up sponsoring a bone, I think it would be a great thing to go see in person, especially since we are so close to D.C!


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