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Get Ready for One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017: Solidarity against the Exploitation of Women

16 January 2017

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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/


Prim Perfect main blog down – so watch this space!

15 January 2017

The main Prim Perfect blog has been infected by malware. While we work to bring it back, we are reverting to our old blog address here.

We have news about One Billion Rising, Designing Worlds and an upcoming event to help out a Second Life user (sponsored by eku Zhong of Culprit) so watch this blog for more details!

And we’ll keep you updated on the progress of reclaiming the main Prim Perfect blog. It looks as though we have malware in the database (just writing that gives me an itch) so it may be some time – and some serious money – before it can be sorted out. The blogs affected are Prim Perfect and The Blackened Mirror. Designing Worlds, Happy Hunting, and One Billion Rising are all fine!


Radegast now up-to-date with SL Voice

30 November 2016

The value of serendipity. This came about when I was filming for the forthcoming Designing World show. A great end…or a great new beginning.

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Radegast client is the leading lightweight client for many users with disabilities

Earlier in November 2016, I invited Beq Janus to write about recent issues which have come to light for people trying to use SL Voice with the Radegast client. In short, it was recently noticed that Radegast would no longer install SL Voice on a new or clean (for those who had previously used it) installation. The problem lay with the Voice package being used no longer being available, compounded by the fact that since the sad passing of Radegast’s developer, Latif Khalifa, no-one is actively maintaining the client.

At the end of the article, Beq put out a plea for someone with the necessary coding expertise to consider stepping forward, and – if not take over maintenance of Radegast – at least update the installer to ensure it can use the correct Voice package going forward.

Well…

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