Thanks to the collective efforts of residents on Second Life, One Billion Rising will commence tomorrow, February 14th. Here is a brief description from the OBR blog:
"ONE BILLION RISING began as 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. On February 14, 2013, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Walk, Dance, and Rise as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change."
1 in 3 women is one too many don't you think? The folks at OBR SL are not asking for donations out right. Just a time to come together, in mutual support and to raise awareness.
Every one of us has a story to tell, scars to bare, and words of encouragement to share, why not take the time to put aside the cynicism for one day, and open your heart and mind...(you can keep the wallets and purses at home today kids if you like)
Take any of the Limos and bring a friend! Many thanks to Ms. Strawberry Singh for sharing this event through her website. Make it a habit to stop by there if you haven't bookmarked her yet!