Community Folk Art Center kicks off countrywide Genocide Awareness Tour
Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) is proud to collaborate with Students Rebuild, Syracuse University Arts Engage and the Congolese Community of Syracuse to host a One Million Bones workshop, a social arts initiative that brings awareness to genocide by educating and engaging communities.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Students Rebuild will lead a workshop for students at 3 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. for community members. CFAC is the first stop on Students Rebuild’s countrywide tour.
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 provoking 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 at least 1,000 bones during the 30-day period following the workshop. Individuals and groups are encouraged to call CFAC at 315-442-2230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to create bones. If CFAC reaches its goal, Students Rebuild will fly a representative from the organization to Washington, D.C., to participate in its “Road to Washington” visual petition in April 2013.
Contact Person: Helina Kebede
Community Folk Art Center