One Million Bones
This past weekend thousands of volunteers, dressed in white, laid out one million bones on the National Mall as part of the One Million Bones project.
Students, artists, activist groups, and other organizations from around the world crafted the bones.
Each bone represented victims of genocide and mass violence.
The event was solemn…
But also beautiful…
The 2 days worth of programming raised awareness for current genocide victims in Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burma, Somalia, and Syria.
Fundraising proceeds went to organizations aiding victims of genocide, with other non-profits there to help raise awareness.
The Art of Revolution heads the One Million Bones project, which has taken place in many cities besides DC.
Learn more about their goals from this video:
And hear from Archbishop Desmond Tutu about the DC project: