Thursday, February 4, 2016

One Billion Rising

Valentine Day is regarded as a day of love all around the world, both in real life and Second Life. My favorite way of celebrating this day is to be involved the One Billion Rising in Second Life. This is the third year for this event in SL and all, regardless of gender are invited to participate.
 For those who do not know the history or meaning of the event it began across the world as global event calling for justice for women in 2012. It came into Second Life in 2013. It is a way of calling to attention the women who are abused or live in a violent situation. We all read about happenings across the world where women suffer and are unable to respond either in personal situations or in countries where they are counted as not full humans. This is a call to rise up in protest and support. By rising in dance and music to call for change.
In 2013 there was a video made of avatars dancing to the music of Break the Chain and it was marvelous. I was part of the dance in several scenes and loved it. Take a look. 
If you would like to become a part of the event I refer you to the website.
Regardless, you are all invited to the events that will be held that day . You will find the calendar at the same website soon so keep an eye out and reserve some of your time on February 14 to join the Revolution for Change that day . There will be dancing on multiple stages with some great djs , art exhibits , poetry and much more .  Hope to see you there . 
Gemma Cleanslate

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