One Billion Rising (OBR) will once again be taking place in Second Life on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017.
When launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history; 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 who are at risk. OBR aims to bring people together, raise greater awareness of the plight of those at risk the world over, and bring about a fundamental change in how vulnerable and defenceless women and girls are treated.
Activities in Second Life commence at 00:00 SLT on the morning of February 14th, and will continue through a full 24 hours across the OBR regions. However, before the day itself dawns, the organisers are looking for dancers and volunteers.
Dance forms a major part of OBR, with supporters taking to the streets around the world to dance to the official OBR anthem – and in Second Life, the event has always been marked by the production of a special OBR dance video. 2017 will be no exception – see the video below for 2016’s dance.
There are around 70 slots for dancers wanting to take part in this choreographed event, with filming taking pace on two days:
- Tuesday, February 7th: 13:00 – 16:00 SLT
- Saturday, February 11th: 09:00 – 12:00 noon SLT.
If you would like to participate, please fill-out the OBR in SL Video Registration form asap – slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
If you would like to volunteer to help run the event, as Stage Manager or Greeter, please complete the OBR in SL Volunteer Registration form – the next rounds of training will take place on the weekend of the 1oth through 12 of February – check the form for times on those dates, and see the Training Sessions booking form.
If you would like to attend the One Billion Rising in Second Life press day, and receive press releases, please complete the Information for the Press form.
You can keep up with information on the event through the OBR in SL website, and specific enquiries can be directed in-world to Samantha Ohrberg.