Taking place on Thursday, January 28th, as a one-day event is Burn2 Unplugged, a music fund-raiser for Burn2 in Second Life. The event will feature acoustic performers, with performances running for 10 hours, from 11:00 SLT to 21:00 SLT. A special stage has been set-up at Burning Man – Deep Hole, with number camps and installations surrounding it that are all available for people to tour and visit, as well as listening to the music and joining with the dancing.
At the time of writing, the event’s line-up and schedule is as follows (all times SLT):
11:00: Wolfie Starfire
12:00 noon: Kitzie Lane
13:00: Suzen Juel
14:00: Zorch Boomhauer
15:00: Gypsy Dhura
16:00: Reno Jones
18:00: Fly Kugin
19:00: Twostep Spiritweaver
20:00: Grace Loudon
So, why not hop along and enjoy the music and help support Burn2?
Burn2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups and the only regional event allowed to burn the man.
The Burn2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall – a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.
On Sunday, February 14th, 2021, many in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world for the annual One Billion Rising (OBR) event to raise awareness of the plight of the more than one billion women and girls (roughly 1 in every 3) who will face physical and psychological abuse and rape as a part of their daily lives.
By bringing people together and raising greater awareness of this situation, OBR aims to bring about a fundamental change in the ways in which vulnerable and defenceless women and girls are treated.
Every February, we rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
One Billion Rising in Second Life 2021 will once again feature multiple regions focused on a central stage where 24 hours of continuous music from DJs and live performers will be provided, starting at midnight (00:00 SLT) on the 13th/14th February. Surrounding this will be art installations, informational exhibits, and more, with activities within them also scheduled throughout the 24 hours of the event to encourage attendance from as many times zones around the globe as possible, while all of the regions will be rated General to allow all residents an opportunity to participate.
This year, One Billion Rising in Second Life is adopting the global event’s theme: Rising Gardens, a theme designed to bring together the intersectional issues of poverty, the environment, economic violence and other factors such as climate change and environmental plunder can both cause and sustain the continuing violence towards women and girls (including cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence).
Rising Gardens, Rising for Climate Justice and Mother Earth is a call for justice against the aggressive greed and global exploitation of nature and people. It is a call to restore dignity, integrity and respect towards Mother Earth and to all people of the world, particularly women and girls, who have been equally violated by policies and programs that cause environmental degradation.
Those interested sponsoring the event should contact Kess Crystal in-world, while for general information and updates, please visit the OBR in SL website.
Note: The objective of One Billion Rising is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations providing assistance and support to women facing violence, prejudice, etc., will be available for those wishing to donate.