To raise awareness about global humanitarian crises, a group of LSU students and community volunteers gathered Saturday afternoon in LSU’s Greek Theater to create an installation of about 5,000 handmade ceramic bones.
Each bone represents people who suffer from war, genocide and other humanitarian atrocities, said Dana Nguyen, the lead coordinator for the Baton Rouge chapter of One Million Bones, the national organization that sponsored the event.
“We are acknowledging our inter-connectedness between our lives and their lives,” Nguyen said.
The Baton Rouge installation was one of 35 created in state capital cities nationwide Saturday in honor of National Genocide Awareness Month.
For each bone made, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $1 to aid people in the African nations of Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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