One Billion Rising 2015 in Second Life


The third annual One Billion Rising event will take place on Saturday 14th February 2015 in Second Life according to the official One Billion Rising of SL blog. To mark this occasion there will be a four region stage where around 200 avatars can dance together. There will be live performance acts during the 24 hour period, art exhibits, poetry events and storytelling events.

This event is to raise awareness to end the violence against women and girls around the world. It’s almost time to Rise, Release, Dance and demand Justice. Just to point out this event is not a raise money event.

Change can happen if…WE ACT NOW. AND WE ACT TOGETHER.

Press Day 2015

There will be a special Press Day on Friday 13th February 2015 before the grand opening. If you a member of the SL press/blogger and would like to get a first preview of the sims then fill out this form to get a Press Pack.

There will be press events held at 10am SLT, 2pm SLT and 4pm SLT.

Volunteer for the event

If you would like to volunteer for the event then fill out this form. Greeters, Stage Managers, Security, Media Liaison and other roles are needed.

About One Billion Rising 

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a call to women, men, and youth around the world to gather safely on 14 February 2014 outside places where they are entitled to justice – court houses, 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.

In 2013, one billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls. On 14 February 2014 we called on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice.

And in 2015, we are calling for a revolution for change.

Imagine, one billion women releasing their stories, dancing, drumming, and speaking out for changes to see an end to violence against women and girls.

And we here in Second Life can be part of this global movement.

One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life 2015
On February 14, 2014, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise for Revolution 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.

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 for Justice page: http://www.onebillionrising.org/

Snapshots from the past

One Billion Rising 2013 sim
OBR 2013 Regions

 

One Billion Rising 2013 Stage
OBR 2013 Stage
Live music for 24 hours on OBR Dance
OBR 2014
One Billion Rising 2014 is now OPEN!
OBR 2014

I took more OBR snapshots here. Check these out! 😀

I can’t wait to attend the OBR 2015 event in Second Life. Will you be attending this year ?

 

 

 

Bay City Espresso Yourself Night 2015


Own at The Pen 2015
Own at The Pen 2015

Come over and have fun at the Bay City Espresso Yourself Night 2015 located at The Pen at the heart of Bay City – Mashpee just off Route 66. This event takes place every first Tuesday of the month. Come and share a joke, share a story, sing a song, voice or text etc. The stage is over to you!

Happening Today

A look inside
A look inside

Event Details

What is “Espresso Yourself?” It’s a chance to take your spot on the stage and share. Tell a joke, share your poetry, read a chapter from your favorite book, sing a song. Just share! Voice or Text. Talent not required, but passion is mandatory. Also, no mimes.

The key here is to participate.
How can you participate?
Just choose an item off our menu!

1. ESPRESSO
Our main stock in trade: Read a poem. Poetry is always encouraged at the pen. Share one of your own, or one by someone else. Read it on voice or type it out. You can even pre-record some sound files if you want to get really inventive.

2. CAPPUCCINO
Share a favorite story. Could be something you’ve experienced that you want to share. Could be a story out of a book that makes you think or that you just enjoy. Maybe it’s a story of your own, too, that you wish to share. All is encouraged.

3. CAFFÉ AU LAIT
Share a picture of something you’ve built recently – or something you’ve built in the past – tell us about it, what were the challenges? What was fun? Share the experience.

4. CAFFÉ AMERICANO
Free Advice. Tell Linden Lab how to fix Second Life, or tell us how to use it! This is soapbox time! Rant, rave, share.

5, CAFFÉ MOCHA
I read the news today: tell us something you read in the newspaper/saw on the telly/spotted online that caught your eye. Tell us what’s going on!

5. CAFFÉ MACCHIATO
Random beauty! Show us a photo of something that caught your eye. Share something of beauty and tell us about it. Maybe it’s a pretty thing from your first life, or maybe it’s a gorgeous place in here.

6. CAFFÉ CORRETTO
Surprise us: hand puppets,. juggling, wacky gags, etc.! Do something different, weird, and wild. Delight the audience by going outside the box.

Just want to hang out? We’ll let you can do that too: but you can still talk, still interact, and still be a part of the show. Everyone is a participant, even if you might not realize it.

Also, why not toss a few bones in the ol tip jar, too, or buy a fresh cuppa? It helps keep the lights on.

Starts at 6pm SLT today! Don’t miss it!