On November 8, 2012, Gettysburg College students and faculty gathered to create handmade bones to contribute toward the One Million Bones project.
One Million Bones is a large scale social arts practice/installation raising awareness of ongoing genocides and mass atrocities happening today, using the power of art. The handmade bones by Gettysburg College will be taken to Washington, D.C. in June 2013 and installed on the National Mall as a visual petition. View the first Bones installation in Albuquerque, NM.
Through a partnership with Students Rebuild, every bone made triggers a $1 donation to CARE’s relief work in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Gettysburg has already made over 500 bones to donate to the Washington DC project, and we have committed to making a total of 2,772 bones – one for every student enrolled at Gettysburg College.
Bone-making will continue throughout the spring semester and some students will be chosen to participate in the event in Washington, DC.