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ONE MILLION BONES
ne Million Bones is a collaborative national art project initiated by Naomi Natale, a TED scholar and art activist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who uses her art to inspire social change. The One Millions Bones installation is designed to be a visible petition to remember victims and recognize survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and humanitarian crises in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, and Burma; to bring awareness to the issue of genocide, and to call upon our government to take action. The Freyberger Gallery will host the One Million Bones project, as well as “bone-making” workshops and genocide
BRINGS GENOCIDE AWARENESS TO COLLEGE
awareness programs, throughout the month of September. Through One Million Bones, artists, activists, and students across the country are creating “bones” from clay or other materials. In the spring of 2013, one million bones will be installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. When asked about the significance of this project and the genocide awareness programs, Penn State Berks Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk stated, “We need to expand understanding of the complex and historic causes of genocide, as well as gain insight into the ways that genocide and violence affect all human beings.”
Schedule of Events
Thurs., Sept. 6–One Million Bones opening reception, 6–8 p.m.,
Freyberger Gallery. Event features display of bones that have been created throughout Berks County and genocide timeline, bonemaking workshop, and short videos about the One Million Bones project. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
One Million Bones/Berks and the Students Rebuild Team is a registered chapter of One Million Bones, which means that every bone created by visitors to the Freyberger Gallery will result in a $1 donation from the Bezos Family Foundation to one of three organizations that provide advocacy and direct services to people in need. All funds collected benefit the following organizations: ENOUGH (www.enoughproject.org); WOMEN for WOMEN INTERNATIONAL (www.womenforwomen.org); and CARE (www.care.org). Bone-making workshops are free for students; others are requested to make a $5 donation for each bone created. For individuals who are not able to create a bone, one can be made on their behalf for a $15 donation. Workshops will be held in the Freyberger Gallery; evening workshops are open to the public.
Wed., Sept. 12–Film Hotel Rwanda and discussion, 7–10 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Dr. Randall Fegley, Associate Professor of History, and Dr. Michele Ramsey, Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Women’s Studies, will lead the discussion following the film. Thurs., Sept. 20–Student Film Festival, 7 p.m., Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Students who have traveled to Rwanda will present videos of their journeys. Mon., Sept. 24–Lecture: Carl Wilkens presents World Outside My Shoes,
7:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, Wilkens was the only American who remained in the country after the genocide began. His decision to stay prevented the massacre of hundreds of children. Wilkens was featured in Frontline’s “Ghosts of Rwanda” and “The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide,” an American Radio Works documentary. Free and open to the public.
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Mon., Sept. 10, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Mon., Sept. 17, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 19, 8:00–10:00 p.m. Fri., Sept. 21, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
For more information, including additional workshop dates and times, check the Freyberger Gallery website: berks.psu.edu/ Information/Community/freybergerexhibits.htm or contact Marilyn Fox, Freyberger Gallery Director, at 610-396-6140 or via e-mail at MJF14@psu.edu.
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Berks Events Calendar
Football Tailgates at the Reading Crowne Plaza Trick-or-Treat Night with the Nittany Lion Penn State Berks Night at the Reading Royals
Berks Alumni Society President's Letter
Alumni Profile: Leon Shahabian Produces TV Shows to Improve U.S. - Arab Relations
One Million Bones Brings Genocide Awareness to College
Faculty and Students Work Together to Shape the Future of Energy Use
Penn State Berks Offers MBA Professor Brings Toothpick City II to Berks County
Honors Students Travel to Taiwan to Teach English with Fulbright Scholar
Renaissance Scholarship Honors Casnoff Gift to Ice Hockey Club Creates Locker Room
Berks County Chapter of PSAA Receives Communication Award Class Notes Ice Cream Form
Penn State Berks Blue & White - Fall 2012