We've joined the One Million Bones project in a global effort to cover the National Mall in Washington D.C. in June, 2013 with 1,000,000 handmade bones as a visible petition against humanitarian crises. Students Rebuild is challenging students worldwide to make bones, as a symbol of solidarity with victims and survivors of ongoing conflict in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. Each bone you make and send in by May 15 generates $1 from the Bezos Family Foundation for CARE's work in these regions, up to $500,000!
One Million Bones is a social arts practice that uses education, hands on art making and large scale public art installations to raise awareness of mass atrocities and conflict related crises happening today in Congo, Sudan, Burma and Somalia. Working at the intersection of art and activism, it brings the power of the arts to the human rights movement by introducing youth and the general public to an overwhelming issue in a positive, action-oriented way, opening paths for new activists to a cause they are passionate about and helping to build a permanent constituency for peace.
Rebuild, Together. By joining forces with CARE, an international humanitarian organization, we are equipping young leaders and their families with the resources they need to peacefully rebuild their communities. Click here to learn more about the CARE vocational programs directly supported by your bone making efforts.