#103 – One Billion Rising
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 seven 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, and violence created by capitalist greed, among so many others.
This year, the 2020 Campaign is Raise the Vibration, Rise for Revolution.
RAISE THE VIBRATION
That is why we do theater, write songs, poetry and dance.
That is why we stand in the face of injustice and are just.
That is why call out the systems that create insane inequality and we give more.
That is why we open the borders of our heart when the state builds walls, detention centers and refugee camps.
That is why we reach out to include everyone in our circle of rising as the state creates further and further divisions between us.
That is why we devote ourselves to developing trust and solidarity because this bond, once secure becomes our wings.
That is why we move our bodies so that the freedom and energy we shake loose becomes a new energy bringing in a new future.
That is why we see, cherish, nurture, respect and protect our Mother Earth as we are not separate from her. Her life is our life.
Together, we RISE to free all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities) from sexual, physical, racial, economic, political, socio-cultural, ideological and climate crisis violence. RISE to end rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual, gender and reproductive oppression, violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. RISE to end capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, war and climate catastrophe.
above copied from One Billion Rising website – https://www.onebillionrising.org/
For the eighth year, on February 14, 2020, 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.
Please note: This event is to raise awareness – we are not raising money, this is not a charity event.
~ POSE ~
Phillip & Kaitlyn : K&S – Opposition
Marq ( background ) : SVP – Sat
Kaitlyn ( background ) : Synnergy – Emotions
~ WORN ~
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : Catwa – Catya
Skin : DeeTaleZ – Heidi – Eastern
Hair : Truth Hair – Ambience – Blonde
Ears : Swallow – Pop Pixie Ears
Glasses : Deep Static – Oliver Glasses
Rings : RealEvil – Quinn Rings
Collar : Cae :: Protected
Watch : RealEvil – Per Sempre Couple Watch
Top : Blueberry – Ivy – Cropped Top – Print Pack
Overalls : adorsy – Darsy Overall – White