SchoolArts Magazine

JAN 2014

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focus in: organization updates One Million Bones Nancy Walkup O ne Million Bones, a largescale social arts practice, combining education, hands-on art-making, and public installation, presented a collaborative installation June 8–10, 2013, on the Mall in Washington, DC. Thousands of volunteers dressed in white came together to create a powerful, visible petition against ongoing genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Somalia, and Syria. Plaster bones, crafted by students, educators, artists, and activists from around the world, were laid out as a striking symbol of our common humanity. Each bone represented a call to action, a story, and a voice. The National Mall installation featured international speakers and performers, educational workshops, a candlelight vigil, and the opportunity to act against atrocities during an advocacy day on Capitol Hill led by our partners at the Enough Project. Page sponsored by: one Million Bones in the classroom • scienceandmath The One Million Bones project offers One Million Bones is a project of free online teacher toolkits with class- the Art of Revolution, an organizaroom discussion, hands-on exploration dedicated to leveraging the power tion, and important lessons beyond of art to inspire activism. We believe the classroom for that art is such grades pre-K–12. We believe that art is such an incredible tool Through it your an incredible tool with which with which to students will: engage and mobito engage and mobilize • engageinacrelize communities communities around a ative activity around a specific specific social justice issue. social justice that will create awareness issue. It offers a about a pressing global issue; tangible way for people to connect to • collaborateinanationwidepublic things that are not presented to them artwork; and daily. Please visit the Art of Revolu• bringlearningtolifebyconnecting tion website for more information and classroom lessons with community to keep an eye out for future projects! service projects. One Million bones is a crossNancy Walkup is the editor of SchoolArts. curricular opportunity to introduce: • socialstudies,politicalscience,and world literature Web Links • artanddesign • communityserviceandservice learning

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