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Friday, February 14, 2014

#549 Evènements à ne pas manquer

So many events to pay a visit to, so little time... As often there are a lot of SL events at one and the same time.

I want to talk you about some of these events that's been on my mind.

First the "One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life" event. 

This event is held today (February 14th). For 24 hours starting at midnight Pacific Standard Time, Second Life residents will join with activists around the world in a spectacular 24-hour event for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, a very special day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is one billion women. In 2013, one billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls.

The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can dance together, surrounded by an area of art installations, poetry events and informational exhibits.

A variety of performers will play and perform over the 24-hour period, 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.

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.

“ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a call to survivors to break the silence and release the stories of both pain and hope – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way best expresses their outrage, their need, their desire, and their joy.  The path to justice begins with acknowledging and recognizing the violence – letting it be known.” – Eve Ensler

For more information go to

One Billion Rising for Justice in SL: 4 regions --->

OBR Rise:

OBR Release:

OBR Dance:

OBR Justice:

The music will continue till midnight SLT on Friday 14th February. The regions will be open for a further 24 hours (until midnight on Saturday 15th February) to allow people to explore the art installations at a quieter time.


And second the "Spread the Love" event.

The Spread the Love event is the SLGBTA's first fundraiser. 50% of all sales will be donated directly to PFLAG in support of the LGBT Community.  

The event will go through February 28th.

You can join the inworld group:  SLGBT Alliance.

Maybe you don't know what the PFLAG is... 

From the Official PFLAG Website: 

"Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy. PFLAG now has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors."

Looking for more information, or to find a local chapter near you?  Visit 

Landmark: Spread the Love

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