Auburn High Art Classes Participating In National One Million Bones Project
Auburn High School art students are participating in the One Million Bones project to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities occurring internationally. Pam Pfeiffer is Auburn High School art teacher.
Friday, Feb. 1, students Daron Hovious and Sofia Giles-Hnida spoke at an opening convocation. Students laid 60 bones representing individuals of all ages who lost their lives to genocide.
For each bone made by students, the art classes want to raise $5. Anyone who wants to may send their contribution to Pfeiffer at Auburn High School and she will submit it.
Naomi Natale was founder and director of One Million Bones.
“She was passionate about compiling art that makes a statement. She is passionate about genocide and it needs to end. She decided everyone is made of bones, so she thought it would make a good representation,” Pfeiffer said.
Artwork bones are being collected for a collaboration installation of one million bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from Saturday through Monday, June 8 to 10. People of all ages and from all nations are invited to participate.
For more information, please visit onemillionbones.org. The following information is from the website:
The bones will recognize the millions of victims and survivors who were killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and humanitarian crises in Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia, all in Africa and Burma in southeast Asia.
The mission of the project is to create a visual movement that will create global awareness of these crises while raising the critical funds needed to protect and aid displaced and vulnerable survivors.