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ScOutreach & One Million Bones
by Great Southwest Council

 

Valencia Community Service: One Million Bones

This February we partnered with One Million Bones again. “One Million Bones is a social arts practice working to raise awareness about the atrocities happening today in Sudan, Burma and Congo” (www.onemillionbones.org). The project plans to take 1,000,000 handmade bones and lay them on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

ScOutreach asked participants to take the Rail Runner from Valencia County to Downtown Albuquerque. Taking the Rail Runner by themselves allows the students to demonstrate self motivation, independence, and maturity. It is also a fun variation on our usually pattern.

Once at the One Million Bones Studio, the facilitators explained the project and taught the participants about genocide bringing in examples from the WWII Holocaust, violence happening in Juarez, Mexico, and the genocide of Native Americans in New Mexico. Then they showed our group how to make bones out of clay. We spent the rest of the time making bones to donate to One Million Bones. For every bone our group made Amazon.com donated $1. I’m happy to announce that ScOutreach raised nearly $600 on Saturday (we made almost 600 bones!) The students had a great time, were respectful, and participated. It is always a pleasure to partner with One Million Bones.

Thank you for your continued support!


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