One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds turns the clock back to One Billion Rising in Second Life 2018 – now on the web!

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we look back at the One Billion Rising in Second Life festival, held on February 14th 2018 – is now on the web!

Regular viewers will remember that this year our spring season was a series of retrospectives, celebrating ten years of Designing Worlds. We promised you then that we WOULD be sharing a show about OBR later in the year. Well, this is it!

We look at the events linked with OBR – the dance, the poetry, the music and the art. This year too we had the #MeToo Forest, where women could share their experiences, and the White Rose Challenge, in support of the Time’s Up movement.

One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What is One Billion Rising?

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.

Every February, we rise – in hundreds of 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 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, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
One Billion Rising, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
To learn more, visit the One Billion Rising in Second Life website: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/

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