Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘non-profit’ Category

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

For the fifth year, on February 14, 2017, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Resist and Unite as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

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 five 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 corporate greed, among so many others.

RISE! RESIST! UNITE!

This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms.

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. Pictures are welcome on the event’s Flickr group.

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you would like to volunteer to support the event, go here to find out how you can join in.

If you would like to report on the event as a member of the press, go here.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations will be available for those wishing to donate.

We will be announcing the sponsors for One Billion Rising shortly. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, go here (please note, as we are not a fundraising event, we have a limited number of sponsorship spaces to cover costs of the 4 regions used for the 24 hours of music, dance, poetry, literature, art installations and shows).

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Additional links:
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Our Second Life Group: One Billion Rising
Our Twitter Stream: https://twitter.com/OBRinSL
Our Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23/
Main One Billion Rising page: www.onebillionrising.org/

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we travel out of Second Life to visit the Inworldz grid, and discover non profit activities that are happening there – is now on the web!

Inworldz is one of the ‘walled garden’ alternative grids, which are based on the technology of Second Life, although many – like Inworldz – have developed their own alternatives to some of Second Life’s developments. But the ‘walled garden’ grids are different from the Open Grid and other associated grids like the Canada Grid, in that they don’t allow hypergridding – that is jumping from grid to grid.

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show we look at some of the nonprofit communities in Inworldz, centred around Hope Island. We talk to Miss Eilidh McCullough and Bain Finch, and take a trip around the Hope Village community. And we also explore Relay for Life of Inworldz which was coming to its fruition the week we were over there.

RFLofIW 2017 - RFL Hope, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

RFLofIW 2017 – RFL Hope, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find Out More:
Inworldz web-site: https://inworldz.com/
Hope Village (you will need to be on the Inworldz grid to access this link): http://places.inworldz.com/Hope/161/165/22

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Read Full Post »

Prim Perfect Coffee Morning

Prim Perfect Coffee Morning

Every September, the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support holds the biggest coffee morning in the world – and since 2013, we have held our own event in Second Life. The event in 2017 will be our fourth year hosting this.

DJ Elrik Merlin will be spinning the tunes at the Prim Perfect Head Offices from 1 – 3pm SLT.

The cakes will be available from today until Friday 6th October.

This year, our event is joined by the brilliant SL Cheerleaders (who will be baking even more cakes!).

Some of the cakes set out at Cheertopia

Some of the cakes set out at Cheertopia

Cakes will be available from now until Sunday 1st October at Cheertopia – and the Cheerleaders will be hosting a party (with door prizes) from 6pm onwards.

~~~ What is The Biggest Coffee Morning in the World? ~~~
The coffee morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2016, they raised an amazing £29.5 million. In the UK, people bake cakes to sell at coffee mornings that they host at their homes, their places of work, their schools, colleges and universities …

Just some of the cakes (and recipes) available at Prim Perfect's Head Offices!

Just some of the cakes (and recipes) available at Prim Perfect’s Head Offices!

And here in Second Life, people organise coffee mornings too.

Since 2013, we have held a very special coffee morning at Prim Perfect, where we have raised over £540.00 (over US$720) through the sale of virtual cake (packed full of recipes, not calories) – and we will be doing it again this year.

You can read more about Macmillan here – and more about the Cake Against Cancer event here.

Read Full Post »

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit the amazing Spoonful of Sugar Festival in support of Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières – is now on the web!

We talk to Ever Courtois, founder and festival organiser, and to Kasslina Moonglow, the organiser for the Home and Garden Part of the event, as well as Teresa Matfield of T-Spot and Debil Skute of Dekute Decor who are two of the major sponsors of the event.

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival takes place on five regions – Spoonful of Sugar and the four SOS Shopping regions – you’ll find links to all the key locations here. There are over 150 stores, selling clothes, hair, jewellery – and a really great range of home and garden items. The event will continue until October 1st, so you still have plenty of time to come over and join in!

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition, there’s a wide range of activities, and a full programme of events – you’ll find all the details on their website!

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

You can see more about their work here:

Read Full Post »

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 25th September, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be visiting the amazing Spoonful of Sugar Festival in support of Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières.

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to Ever Courtois, founder and festival organiser, and to Kasslina Moonglow, the organiser for the Home and Garden Part of the event, as well as Teresa Matfield of T-Spot and Debil Skute of Dekute Decor who are two of the major sponsors of the event.

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival takes place on five regions – Spoonful of Sugar and the four SOS Shopping regions – you’ll find links to all the key locations here. There are over 150 stores, selling clothes, hair, jewellery – and a really great range of home and garden items. The event will continue until Octover 1st, so you still have plenty of time to come over and join in!

In addition, there’s a wide range of activities, and a full programme of events – you’ll find all the details on their website!

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

You can see more about their work here:

It all makes for an amazing start to our new season, so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Read Full Post »

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The first show of the new season (Season 25) of Designing Worlds – where we look back to the Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend held in July – is now on the web!

The Relay for Life weekend is the pinnacle of the annual campaigning for Relay for Life of Second Life, with the track running around amazing builds created by the organising committee, and past the stunning campsites created by the individual teams. We share builds that were beautiful and builds that are informative … and builds that are a mixture of both!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we talk to just a few of the many, many people who were involved. It all makes for an amazing start to our new season!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Read Full Post »

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds is back for our autumn season – and we have some interesting shows lined up that will take us to a range of locations in Second Life … and to other virtual worlds as well!

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 18th September, for the first episode of the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be looking back to the Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend held in July, looking at some of the stunning builds that were created there, and talking to just a few of the many, many people who were involved!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Relay for Life weekend is the pinnacle of the annual campaigning for Relay for Life of Second Life, with the track running around amazing builds created by the organising committee, and past the stunning campsites created by the individual teams. We’ll be sharing builds that are beautiful and builds that are informative … and builds that are a micture of both!

It all makes for an amazing start to our new season, so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

You can read more about Relay for Second Life at: relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you are interested in other charity events in Second Life, take a look at our information about the Spoonful of Sugar Festival for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières and about our own planned event for the Macmillan Coffee Morning: Cake Against Cancer! which we hold annually to raise funds for the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »