George Fox invites community to join in One Million Bones event

The community is invited to join in on George Fox's One Million Bones event Jan. 24.George Fox invites the public to join students and employees for One Million Bones, a large-scale national social arts project organized to raise awareness of genocides and mass atrocities going on in the world, on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the university’s Edwards-Holman Science Center’s atrium.

The event, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., calls for participants to create bones of clay that will be part of a collaborative installation of 1 million bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., June 8-10. The installation will serve as a symbol of solidarity with the millions of victims and survivors of ongoing conflict in places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia – and as a visible petition to raise awareness of the issue and call upon the government to take much-needed and long overdue action, according to the One Million Bones website.

For every bone created the Bezos Family Foundation is donating $1, up to $500,000, to the humanitarian group CARE International for relief support and for rebuilding programs that benefit young people in hard-hit areas.

George Fox’s Center for Peace and Justice and art department are teaming up to host the event on campus. There is no charge to participate, and clay will be provided.

The national effort is being organized by Students Rebuild, an organization dedicated to mobilizing young people worldwide to connect, learn and take action on critical global issues. CARE International is a leading relief and development non-governmental organization fighting global poverty.

To learn more about Thursday’s event on the George Fox campus, contact Clint Baldwin at 503-554-2685. For more on the national One Million Bones effort, visit onemillionbones.org.

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