One Billion Rising: Revolution for the February 12th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 12th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Saffia Widdershins of the One Billion Rising team in Second Life. On February 14th 2013, one billion people from 207 countries around the world rose up to demand an end to violence against women and girls. The event continue yearly with this year’s theme “Revolution” focusing on the most marginalized women and girls to bring about true, long lasting change. The One Billion Rising in SL group will be marking the occasion with a twenty-four hour, one day virtual event that will allow women and men from around the world, to gather, and feature storytelling, performance, and art, along with information on organizations dedicated to promoting justice for women across the globe. 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, February 12th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central – Gentle Heron
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – One Billion Rising: Revolution 
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements


The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios –, a division of TechSoup Global, The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir

“In the Pink” virtual show to combat gender violence premieres this Saturday

The set of "In the Pink" production in Second Life

On March 8 and 9, a collaborative of Second Life residents will be presenting an original production called "In the Pink," a series of one-acts intended to fight gender violence.  The inspiration is Eve Ensler’s play "The Vagina Monologues" and co-incides with a series of real worlds events called "V-Day" to draw attention to the issue of violence against women.  The premiere is this Saturday, March 8 at 1:30PM PST at Ivy Falls (click here to teleport.)  The show repeats at 5:30PM that day, and again on Sunday at 2:30 and 6:30PM. 

This is from their press release:

Rekka Berchot: performer and set designer for "In the Pink" production in Second Life

“IN THE PINK” celebrates the strength of women, exploring sexuality and what it means to be a woman in real life and on Second Life. The diverse collection of voices and actors guarantees a unique and highly entertaining experience in both theater and in Second Life, as well as an opportunity to contribute to organizations that support programs that free women from violence. The play will be performed by avatars from all over the world using voice and backed by slides, offering insight and provoking discussion.

I ran into the lovely Rekka Berchot (pictured here), one of the performers in the play and set designer, hard at work getting the stage ready.  She took a break from prim wrangling to chat and drop on me a cool umbrella and t-shirt for the production, which I will be proudly sporting for the next few days.

Written by: rikomatic