Take a Stand Against Humanitarian Crises With CARE and the One Million Bones Challenge at the Museum of Tolerance
Family Sunday event at the Museum of Tolerance features hands-on art project, photography exhibit, celebrity guest and more
ATLANTA (October 8, 2012) - Around the world, students and others are joining Students Rebuild and the One Million Bones Project to create 1,000,000 handmade bones to raise awareness of the humanitarian crises affecting people in places, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. The bones, a symbol of solidarity with victims and survivors in these ongoing conflict-prone regions, will be displayed in a massive art installation on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in June 2013.
To generate more bones and engagement in the Student Rebuild One Million Bones challenge, the Museum of Tolerance will host a "Family Sunday" event that will offer hands-on bone-making workshops, a tour of the new photo exhibition One Person Crying: Women and Warby Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth, as well as actress and Students Rebuild Ambassador Annabeth Gish and other special guests discussing the challenges and opportunities for young people in conflict-affected areas. Additional activities include remarks from Holocaust survivors, a human rights treasure hunt and more.
WHERE: Museum of Tolerance, 9786 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (directions)
WHEN: October 14, 2012; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
WHY: The bones will cover the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of a global memorial to the millions of victims of mass atrocities worldwide. Through the Student Rebuild One Million Bones challenge, each bone generates $1 to support CARE's humanitarian relief and rebuilding work in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – up to $500,000 – donated by the Bezos Family Foundation.
For more information go to http://www.care.org/newsroom/articles/2012/10/care-museum-one-million-bones-event-20121008.asp