Prim Perfect and One Billion Rising in Second Life are very proud to this year be part of the 2Lei in Second Life Festival for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
2Lei are planning several events (which will include the opening of the second phase of the OBR installation at LEA1).
It is with the same passion and energy that we reach the 6th Edition of the Festival of 2Lei in Second Life for the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women“, with the support of those who follow us and supports us, believing with us in this project and in the common message of solidarity to the women victims of violence, that our events launch from this virtual world through art, culture and information.
Where did we leave off? The theme of the previous edition was the ability of women to be reborn from their pain, with the help of institutions and the support of those close to them. Explosions of light, colour and music had greeted a woman still wounded in body and soul, lost and insecure but facing a different future, full of dreams and hopes, because no longer alone. Now, we find that woman taking the next step, the growth and transformation to rebirth. She stands tall and, although is not yet fully on stable legs, her body is smooth and the wounds are healed, she is regaining strength, courage, joy, to start over. That tunnel that held her silence is already far, helping hands have accompanied her on the journey to a new life, finally free, independent and fully aware of her value and dignity, that no one will ever again hurt: she now knows that love between a couple in a relationship is above all respect, trust, complicity and does not ever include domain, control, violence. This woman has regained a strong, extraordinary resilience.
In Italy, the latest statistical data relating to gender-based violence, shows signs of improvement compared to previous years, thanks to the interventions of the institutions, the work of organizations and listening centers for women, greater information, such a social climate more conducive to condemn violence, but above all to improved women’s ability to prevent and combat the phenomenon.
These first positive signals should be taken as a boost to move forward in the fight against violence and against everything that helps to nurture it, to underestimate it, to take it for granted. There are still many, many women in the world who do not have the ability or the possibility to break the chains and be reborn. Too many women are still discriminated, subdued, exploited, abused, killed. We cannot ignore them and leave them in a corner.
We know that there is still much to be changed and that the journey will not be easy, but we also know that if women and men travel together and combat injustice and discrimination, claiming the necessary attention of institutions, if they work together, through comparison, dialogue, communication, to modify the different patterns in couples, between parents and children , in social life, our children will receive examples and teachings based on new values of equality and respect for differences and be able to build the necessary and desired social cultural transformation, which would mark a victory for our entire society.
EVENTS CALENDAR – 2Lei 2015
22/11 – Saturday
h 22.00 IT Time – 01.00 p.m. SL Time – Oltranza – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Awen/213/59/27
“BEYOND THE DARK” – Emotional journey on the renewal by the Company of Entertainment Oltranza
To follow: Presentation of the 2015 edition of 2Lei in Second Life
22/11 – Sunday
h 22.00 IT Time – 01.00 p.m. SL Time – Solo Donna – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enoki/241/115/1904
“Solo Donna 2Lei Ensemble” – Live concert by Nemo Silverweb– music by DJ Step Skytower
23/11 – Monday
h 22.30 IT Time – 01.30 p.m. SL Time – Trésor de l’Art- Spazio Arte – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Osteria/101/196/158
Art exhibition by various artists “ART IS WOMAN”
Artists: Desy Magic, Eviana Robbiani, Kicca Igaly, Mistero Hifeng, Paola Mills, Sniper Siemens, Solkide Auer
Music by Andromeda Slade
Production designer: Rubin Mayo
Other galleries involved:
I Portici – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Osteria/131/87/65
Lisa Expò – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Osteria/210/41/65
24/11 – Tuesday
h 22.30 IT Time – 01.30 p.m. SL Time – LEA1 – O.B.R.
“Safe Night” – For a night that should no longer be scary
The One Billion Rising International Committee of Second Life opens the exhibition on this subject and the magnificent forest dedicated to meditation, all set to LEA1.
Forest: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/98/154/6Art Installation: Watch this space for Tuesday!
25/11 – Wednesday
h 22.30 IT Time – 01.30 p.m. SL Time – Dalla Parte delle Donne – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Osteria/66/228/158
L’Arme d’Amour presents “Wounded to death” – Monologues taken from the Theatre Project by Serena Dandini
To follow: Incredible Particles Show by Tansee Resident
26/11 – Thursday
h 22.30 IT Time – 01.30 p.m. SL Time – ItalianVerse – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Caribbean/91/157/22
Presentation of the video realized by 2Lei for OBR: The revolution begins in my body” by Eve Ensler, with various female voices, edited by Trisha Abbott
Debate about “The psychological violence” with Marjorie Fargis, Rosanna Tafanelli, Francesco Bonetto and Mind Clarity
Live concert by Eddie Santillo
One Billion Rising will be hosting further events this weekend and over the coming weeks.