I want to start by sharing this brilliant video of people dancing across the world for One Billion Rising in 2013.
In Second Life, we are working behind the scenes at the moment to get everything ready for One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life.
The four regions that will make up our stage area have been arranged with Fruit Islands, and will be delivered next weekend. Then we’ll be getting to work on terraforming them while the stage is built (by Victor1st Mornington, who built the stage for us last year). The artists will move in shortly after to set up their installations and this year, in addition to individual installations, there will also be galleries for 2D and 3D work.
Not only that, but there will also be poetry sessions in one of the galleries at several points during the day where people can listen, read and share with each other.
We are pulling together a great line up of popular live musicians and DJs, and are currently organising the streams, once more generously donated by Lusch Audio.
We will be holding workshops all over next weekend for people who would like to work as volunteers at the event. Thank you to all those who have filled in our form – and if you haven’t, but would like to help with the event, you can sign up here!
Teeshirts and posters will be available shortly – we will let you know where you can obtain them inworld so that you can help to spread the word!
Once again, there will be information kiosks on all four regions, telling you about One Billion Rising and about organisations that are working for justice for women across the globe. If you know any organisation that you think we should feature, let us know. The kiosks will also include information and advice for women who might find themselves or those they love trapped in abusive situations.
One Billion Rising for Justice is about raising awareness of global issues through an event that combines giving information with a day of art, music, poetry and dance. We do not raise funds at the event, but suggest that people who want to donate find out more at the kiosks and then select which organisations they would like to donate too.
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Our Second Life Group: One Billion Rising
Our Twitter Stream: https://twitter.com/OBRinSL
Our Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23/
Main One Billion Rising for Justice page: http://www.onebillionrising.org/