Spotted: One Million Bones on the National Mall

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Yesterday, thousands of volunteers dressed in white created a sort of mass grave on the National Mall, using “one million bones” made of clay, plaster and other materials.  The massive art installation is the brainchild of Naomi Natale, an Albuquerque-based photographer and artist who wants to raise  awareness of the issue of genocide and mass killings in places like Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Burma. The visual petition against ongoing conflicts is also a call to action. Throughout the three days (June 8-10) that the “One Million Bones” will be on display on the national Mall, a number of events are planned like educational workshops, a candlelight vigil, and the opportunity to Act Against Atrocities during an advocacy day on Capitol Hill led by the Enough Project.

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