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.

One Million Bones - laying the bones 2

Students, artists, activist groups, and other organizations from around the world crafted the bones.

Boy places bones on the National Mall

Each bone represented victims of genocide and mass violence.

One Million Bones on the National Mall 2

The event was solemn…

Bones before being laid out on the Mall

But also beautiful…

One Million Bones on the National Mall

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.

One Million Bones - laying the bones

Fundraising proceeds went to organizations aiding victims of genocide, with other non-profits there to help raise awareness.

Non-profit Students Rebuild at One Million Bones

The Art of Revolution heads the One Million Bones project, which has taken place in many cities besides DC.

One Million Bones installation on National Mall

Learn more about their goals from this video:

And hear from Archbishop Desmond Tutu about the DC project:

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