"One Million Bones" Workshop
In collaboration with Students Rebuild, Arts Engage and the Congolese Community of Syracuse, Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) is hosting a One Million Bones workshop, a social arts initiative that brings awareness to genocide by educating and engaging communities.
Students Rebuild will lead a workshop for students at 3 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. for community members. The two-part workshop features a multimedia presentation on genocide and a bone-making activity. The bone-making process is meant to remind individuals of the human cost of genocide, thereby initiating dialogue on the global issue. Participants will learn how to create bones out of clay, newspaper/masking tape and plaster gauze.
CFAC is challenging the Syracuse community to create 1,000 bones during the 30-day period following the workshop. Individuals and groups are encouraged to contact CFAC at 315-442-2230 to schedule a time to create bones. For every bone created, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate one dollar to CARE International, a leading relief and development non-governmental organization fighting global poverty.