The Advocacy Project:
Each year, on July 11, Bosnians gather at Potocari, in Eastern Bosnia, to commemorate the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which claimed the lives of more than 8,000 men and boys. They also attend the reburial of victims whose bodies were identified in the previous year.
In 2007, the women of BOSFAM, the Bosnian women's group, launched the Srebrenica Memorial Quilt, in commemoration of those who were killed.
The quilt contains 20 panels, all hand woven by BOSFAM weavers who lost relatives in the massacre. Each panel commemorates a victim.
The quilt was unveiled at a memorial event in St. Louis, in the United States, on July 8, 2007. St. Louis has the largest Bosnian population in the United States. The Advocacy Project is acting for BOSFAM at the event, and will present the quilt.
From the MSU Museum's exhibition, Quilts and Human Rights.