Rocket 21 sends New Orleans High School students to Washington DC for One Million Bones Installment

Rocket 21 is sending 8 New Orleans high school students on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the final installment of One Million Bones on the National Mall.
 
NEW ORLEANS - June 6, 2013 - PRLog -- Rocket 21 is sending 8 New Orleans high school students on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the final installment of One Million Bones on the National Mall. One Million Bones (OMB) is an international social arts initiative raising awareness about genocide through art, education, and engagement. Over the last three years, OMB has put forth a challenge to create 1,000,000 hand-made bones which will be laid on the National Mall on June 8, 2013 as a visual petition representing our common humanity and honoring those lost to genocide and crimes against humanity.

Rocket 21, a leading social engagement platform safely connecting youth with world class organizations and visionary professionals promoting global perspectives, is a proud partner of OMB and supporter of the local of New Orleans chapter. Rocket 21 recognized the inspiring work performed by New Orleans high school students, many at-risk and from underperforming schools, as they created a large portion of the 70,000 bones sent to the National Mall from their community. During the creation process students brought forth their own personal stories about violence in their community recognizing links to atrocities taking place around the world.

Rocket 21, One Million Bones, and the New Orleans community are proud to send the following students to Washington D.C. to carry forward a message of tolerance, peace, and respect for all humanity.

Damien Johnson from Edna Karr High School
Bianchi Hughes from International High School
Anastasia Woods from International High School
Alex Moreno from Crescent City Christian School
Will Lucker from Benjamin Franklin
Pauline Huynh from East Jefferson
Trey Johnson from Net Charter High School
Kelly Grimes from Net Charter High School

For more information about One Million Bones, please visit - http://onemillionbones.org

For more information about Rocket 21, please visit - http://www.rocket21.com/

For more information about the New Orleans students traveling to Washington D.C., please visit - http://www.gofundme.com/ombnola-student-trip

Please contact Gerard Cox at gerard.cox@secondline.com for more information.
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