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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
2nd Annual "One Billion Rising" Event on Feb 14th
It was announced that there will be a "One Billion Rising" event in Second Life this year. The event will take place on February 14th, and last 24 hours. There will be a four sim area set up just for the event where 200 avatars can participate at once.
ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.
In Second Life, we will be marking the occasion (as we did last year) with a twenty-four hour one day event that will allow women and men to gather. There will be music, there will be art installations and exhibitions, there will be poetry sessions,there will be dancing – and there will be information kiosks that will share information about organisations devoted to promoting justice for women across the globe, and stories of events that will be happening around the world.
For further details, check out the OBR 2014 website at: http://onebillionrisingsl2014.wordpress.com/ .