Over three and a half years, the One Million Bones project reached over 150,000 students, educators, artists, activists, and community members from thousands of schools and organizations in all fifty states and thirty countries, asking for their collaboration in creating a visible petition against genocide. Participants created artwork bones out of clay, wood, paper mâché, glass, fabric and beads. On June 8th, 2013 over 1,000,000 of these hand made bones were placed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in a bone laying ceremony conducted by thousands of volunteers from around the United States. These bones created a symbolic mass grave and a collective protest against ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and South Sudan, Burma, and Somalia.
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