Students Rebuild joined the One Million Bones project, CARE and Global Nomads Group to create 1,000,000 handmade bones as a visible petition against humanitarian crises. Students worldwide made bones as a symbol of solidarity with victims and survivors of ongoing conflict in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC.) The Bezos Family Foundation matched student efforts with a donation of $500,000 to CARE’s work in these regions.
The One Million Bones project 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.
One Million Bones Challenge participants also met experts in the field and their peers in the U.S., DRC and Somalia through interactive videoconferences, webcasts and field blogs.
For an overview of the last six months of the Challenge leading up to the installation on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., check out the One Million Bones short film below. The film is a tribute to the creative work and dedication of the children, artists, activists and communities across the country that made the project happen.