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Million Bones part of FSU Peacejam

Florida State University held its “Peace Jam Southeast” event over the weekend.  There were speakers and a display of simulated human bones in memory of worldwide victims of genocide. The bones were handcrafted from fired clay and part of the “Million Bones” exhibit that will be going to Washington, D-C in June.  F.S.U. Human Rights Instructor Jane McPherson has been in charge of the local part of the campaign.

"Today we're expecting about 120 high schoolers from Florida and around the southeast to come out and help us to create  memorials."

There were actually several memorial areas set up in different sections of Landis Green next to the university’s student union.

"We have I think about 10,000 bones here today.  We'll be creating memorials for survivors and victims of mass violence in  Burma, from the Congo, from Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan and from Mali and Syria."

Also on campus over the weekend, a number of speakers promoting world peace, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica.