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obr-tee_001-edit-editThe One Billion Rising in Second Life team would like to challenge all bloggers/vloggers, or those who want to take a fun picture in support of this year’s event.

Show us your fabulous style with our new 2017 T-Shirts!

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You can visit our inworld main office On NonProfit Commons Aloft and get your shirt today.Nest choose a beuatiful or wonderful or just downright weird location in Second Life to take your photo!

The tee-shirts come in a range of colours and sizes to fit system and mesh bodies.

Then post your picture to the OBR SL Flickr Group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23

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Special thank you to Kess Crystal for this year’s shirts!!

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Would you like to dance in this year’s upcoming One Billion Rising video? If so, then sign up today – and remember to tell your friends!

OBR 2017 Video Registration form:

You can also volunteer to help One Billion Rising on the day!

Sign up here to attend one of our special greeter classes and collect your greeter gifts.

Training Sessions for Greeters:

Saturday 4th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 5th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm

Fri 10th Feb – – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Saturday 11th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 12th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm

 

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The OBR in Second Life team is looking for organized, enthusiastic and dependable volunteers for One Billion Rising Revolution 24-hour Global Awareness event on 14 Feb 2017.

We have positions for Stage Managers and Greeters.

If you would like to help us – whether it’s just for a couple of hours or for longer – please complete the OBR 2017 Volunteer Application form, and become a part of our team!

Full training will be given.

Training Sessions for Greeters:

Saturday 4th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 5th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm

Fri 10th Feb – – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Saturday 11th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 12th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm

It will really help us if you can let us know when you are planning on attending. Please sign up to book your training session here.

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Each year at One Billion Rising, as well as the art intallations around the edges of the region, and the 24 hours of music and dance that is taking place in the centre on the great stage, there are also poetry workshops, open mic sessions, dance performances and plays.

Last year saw a performance of The Lost Pleiads by Bhelanna Blaze and performed by The Cold Shot Ensemble.

Details of events taking place this year will appear on the One Billion Rising Events Schedule, closer to the date of February 14th

CAST
The Pleiads

Pleiad One, The teller of tales
Bhelanna Blaze

Pleaid Two, The sentinel
Adele Ward

Pleiad Three, The oracle
Grail Sangreal Arnica

Pleiad Four & Pleiad Five
Namaara McMoragh

Pleiad Six, The doubting one
Emma MacLeod Foehammer

Pleiad Seven, Sister of the Lost
Wisdomseeker (Lissena)

Maxine Wills
Wisdomseeker (Lissena)

Simone Bates
Grail Sangreal Arnica

Gemma Arroyo
Marita De Costa

Jess Dugan
Catori

Filmed and Edited By
Saffia Widdershins

Filmed At
One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016

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Read about planned events around the world here.

You can add your reasons for rising on our special page: Why I’m Rising.

If you would like to help with the event, please fill in the form here.

Additional links:
Our website: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/
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/

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There are many, many reasons why we rise.

Because, in Russia, MPs have backed a bill reducing the punishment for some forms of domestic violence, despite protests from rights groups.

Because, in India, more than 34,000 cases of rape were reported in 2015 (and think how many will go unreported).

Because, in the United Kingdom, government support for charities supporting women has been slashed and prosecutors are failing to pursue cases involving domestic violence.

Because, in the US – and around the world – women’s rights are under threat under the new US government.

Because, all around the world, women are faced with violence, exploitation, discrimination and repression.

And that’s before we think about the individual reasons why we rise.

The teacher or priest or or boss whose hand brushed a little too intimately a little too often for comfort.  The uncle or stepfather or father who wanted his “special” kisses. The boyfriend who wanted to push us to places we didn’t want to go, and told us, “everyone does it” or accused us of being prudish. The man in the street who thought he could jeer or call out obscenities or just order us to look the way he wanted us to look – “Smile, darlin’!” The boss who paid us less and asked more. of us. The firms that demand we wear make up or short skirts or high heels because our ability to do our job professionally is not enough.

On 14th February, we will be Rising. Women and Men together, we’ll be Rising in Solidarity with women around the world.

Read about planned events around the world here.

You can add your reasons for rising on our special page: Why I’m Rising.

If you would like to help with the event, please fill in the form here.

Additional links:
Our website: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/
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/

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RISE! DISRUPT! CONNECT!
One Billion Rising first began in 2013 with the fierce struggle against sexual and physical violence – taking on the advocacy against rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex trafficking that V-Day campaigns over 18 years have been at the forefront of. Over the last four years, as One Billion Rising has grown and the local campaigns deepened, it has also brought in economic violence and the violence of poverty, racial violence, gender violence, violence caused by corruption, occupation and aggression, violence caused by environmental disasters, climate change and environmental plunder, violence impacting women in the context of state sponsored wars, militarization, and the worsening internal and international displacement of millions of people, among so many others.

This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms.

Read more here about the international campaign to Rise! Disrupt! Connect!

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One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017
For the fith year, on February 14, 2017, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Disrupt and Connect as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by an area of art installations, an arena for poetry and dramatic productions, and informational exhibits. A variety of performers will play over the 24-hour period and poetry and dramatic events will be held at different times, enabling people all over the world to attend this virtual event no matter their timezone. The regions will have a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate. Pictures are welcome on the event’s Flickr group.

If you would like to volunteer to support the event, go here to find out how you can join in.

If you would like to  contribute through art, poetry, music, or drama, contact our team inworld:

Music: Samantha Ohrberg
Art: Krystali Rabeni
Dance: Aelva
Poetry: Adele Ward

If you would like to report on the event as a member of the press, go here.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations will be available for those wishing to donate.

We will be announcing the sponsors for One Billion Rising shortly.

Additional links:
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 page: www.onebillionrising.org/

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Pallina60 Loon has produced a beautiful video about One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life.

The first half features some of the stunning art installations, while the second half looks at people joining the event.

It’s a great tribute to the event – don’t miss it!

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