One Billion Rising in Second Life confirmed for 14th February 2016


One Billion Rising in Second Life will be held on Sunday 14th February 2016 to raise awareness of violence against women around the world. The event will feature a four region stage, art installations, live performances and much more. A variety of performers will play over the 24-hour period.

In previous years One Billion Rising has been really good and I have enjoyed the event. I’m looking forward to attending this year. Will you be attending this year ?

One Billion Rising 2013 Stage

History of One Billion Rising in Second Life 

  • On 14 February 2013, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
  • On 14 February 2014, we escalated our efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to Rise, Release, Dance, and demand Justice!
  • On February 14th 2015, we called for a revolution for change.
  • Now, on February 14th 2016, we are escalating the call for revolution!

Volunteering for One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016

  • Fill out the Volunteer form – Greeters, Stage Managers, Security and more positions available
  • Fill out the Press Day form – Apply for Press Day – Friday 13th February 2016

One Billion Rising 2015_002

About One Billion Rising 

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, 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.

On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. For the third year of the campaign, One Billion Rising’s global coordinators chose the theme of “Revolution” as an escalation of the demand for justice, and to build upon the massive efforts of communities worldwide that also looked at the roots and causes of violence as part of their call for justice. On (or around) 14 February 2015, millions of activists in over 200 countries gathered to Rise for REVOLUTION, to change the paradigm, demand accountability, justice and systematic CHANGE. We are rising to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

In 2016, the theme of Revolution continues with a call to focus on marginalised women and to bring national and international focus to their issues; to bring in new artistic energy; to amplify Revolution as a call for system change to end violence against women and girls; to call on people to rise for others, and not just for ourselves.

The campaign has been covered widely by media in all corners of world including The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and many more.

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RFL of SL 2016 Season: Team Registrations Opens 1st Feb 2016


A press release was recently sent out informing everyone about the opening of team registration for 2016 Relay For Life of Second Life season. Team registration opens on Monday 1st February 2016 and the theme for 2016 is “Once Upon A Cure.

Key Dates for RFL of SL Season 2016

  • Team Registration begins > February 1, 2016
  • Paint SL Purple > February 28th – March 6th
  • RFL of SL Kick Off  > March 6th
  • Half Way There > May 14th & May 15th
  • Relay Weekend > July 16th & 17th
  • Wrap Up > August 14th

New Changes for 2016

  • Each team will be required to have at least 5 on the team, including Team Captain and Team Co Captain
  • Teams will have the opportunity to attend a class with Fundraising Advisors.
  • See more information below!

Full Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE TEAM REGISTRATION

DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

WEBSITE: WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG

Team registration for the 2016 Relay For Life of Second Life Season will open on Monday, February 1, 2016. Prospective Team Captains can register their teams at the official Relay For Life of Second Life Website: www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org. Relay For Life of Second Life is an official charity of the American Cancer Society.

The theme of the 2016 Relay For Life of Second Life season is “Once Upon A Cure.

Once on the website you will find the registration form beginning February 1, 2016. There must be a Captain and Co Captain for each team to register. This year we have some changes in our team requirements.

Each team will be required to have at least 5 on the team, including Team Captain and Team Co Captain. There will be exceptions made for smaller teams but prior approval from the Steering Committee must be obtained. It is not necessary for teams to have 5 members to register. Members may join the team after registration.

New this year teams will have the opportunity to attend a class with our Fundraising Advisors. The role of the Fundraising Advisor is primarily to help Team Captains in the Relay For Life of Second Life become better fundraising leaders for their teams. Classes will include, how to set a goal, ways to reach your goal, how to use your tools, how to promote your event, how to engage and delegate their whole team in Relay For Life fundraising. These classes will be a wonderful learning experience with hands on learning.

First year teams are required to attend these classes. The Steering Committee may select your team to attend these classes based on your previous years fundraising totals. These classes will be open for all team Captains and Co Captains. On your registration form there will be an area to mark if you would like to attend a Fundraising Advisors class.

About Relay For Life of Second Life
Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 10 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranks number 17th out of 5000 teams worldwide in donations received. We have brought in close to 3 million US dollars to help with the fight against cancer. This year our Relay weekend will be held on July 16th and 17th.

About the American Cancer Society
For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health, and international organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

For More Information:
www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

 

Lab Chat Episode 2 Full Video & Transcript Now Available


The full video of the second Lab Chat featuring Ebbe Linden that aired on 21st January 2016 is now available to watch again. The full video (720p) runs for 1 hour and 36 minutes. Thanks to Zarrakan for uploading the whole episode. :)

The transcript and audio from episode 2 of Lab Chat is available here. Special thanks to Inara Pey for sharing the transcript and audio. :)

Great work! :)

Watch Again – Lab Chat – Episode 2

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