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Saturday, June 8, 2013:

6:00 am –Set up begins

9:00 am – Volunteers arrive and go through a brief orientation with Section Leaders

10:00 am  – The Laying of the Bones opened by Rabbi Bruce Lustig, Northwestern HS Choir and Sister Jenna Mahraj

2:00 pm – Meal Break 

 *Food trucks will be in the area

4:00 pm - Evening Program featuring emcee Hakim Bellamy, Tom Perriello, John Dau, Omekongo Dibinga & Shahin Shahinda, Eric Ndaheba, Robin Wright, Neema Namadamu, Guatemalan Human Rights Commission and Dr. Mukesh Kapila

6:00 pm - Closing Performance by Elikeh


Sunday, June 9, 2013:

9:00 am - Installation opens

Educational Workshop Schedule

 (all workshops held in the Education Tent)

 12:00 pm - Students Rebuild: Young People Take Action and See Change on Global Issues led by Sabrina Urquhart, Global Nomads Group, One Million Bones, CARE, Giulia McPherson & Michael Alandu

 12:30 pm - The Conflict in Congo and What You Can Do to End the Violence led by J.D. Stier

 1:00 pm - Crisis in Syria: The Current Displacement, Devastation and Destruction led by Dr. Jihad Qaddour & Hazami Barmada

 1:30 pm - Somalia: Empowering Youth to Create a Brighter Future led by Giulia McPherson & Pauline Zerla

 2:00 pm - Break

 2:30 pm - Burma: The Road to Democracy led by Myra Dahgaypaw

 3:00 pm - Art and Activism led by Barbara Johnson, Marianne Beard & MK MacNaughton

 3:30 pm - Sudan Now and What you Can Do led by Martina Knee & Khalid Gerais

4:00 pm - Break

7:30 pm – Candlelight Vigil featuring emcee Hakim Bellamy, Amy Ziff, Rabbi Bruce Lustig, John Prendergast, Sister Jenna Mahraj, Mosaic Harmony, Carl Wilkens & Eva Kor

9:00 pm – Reflection


Monday, June 10, 2013:

7:30 am - Take a Bone to Congress

 *Registered participants meet at 4th St. on the Mall before Orientation

8:00 am - Act Against Atrocities Advocacy Day Orientation and Training led by the Enough Project at the Washington Court Hotel. Special kick-off with Rep. Jim McGovern

*Participants must be pre-registered with the Enough Project.

11:00 am – Advocacy Meetings on Capitol Hill

12:00 pm - Across the Frontlines Screening with Mark Hackett of Operation Broken Silence, located 2456 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515 (for those who aren't registered to advocate with the Enough Project) 

 *In conjunction with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

2:00 pm – Reclaiming of the Bones


Pre-Installation Preparation:

Thursday June 6th and Friday June 7th:

ALL DAY: Beginning at 9:00 am on both Thursday and Friday, we will be preparing for the installation by bringing the bones from local storage to the National Mall. We will need volunteers to help us unpack the bones and prepare them for the installation. 


Post-Installation Preparation:

Tuesday June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th:

ALL DAY: Continue to reclaim the bones and prepare them for their final destination.


Here's a map of the National Mall installation.

To volunteer on any or all of these days, please let us know by signing up here!