Group seeks to raise awareness of genocide by creating symbolic mass grave

Apr 27, 2012

A group called One Million Bones is hosting genocide awareness events across the country Saturday, including in Cheyenne.

Amanda King, a UW student who’s helping out with the program, says people will gather and create a symbolic mass grave, with fake bones, to represent victims of genocide.

“As the symbolic grave is laid in front of us, we’ll discuss contemporary cases of genocide, and we’ll educate the participants who are there on conflicts that are currently happening today,” King said.

King says Saturday’s events are the precursor to a larger gathering in Washington, DC next year. At that time, activists hope to bring a million bones to the National Mall.