This event is part of 2Lei’s installations for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Our event centres around the theme of “Safe Night”. We want to encourage our visitors to reflect on the issue of what a safe night is – and how many women are denied it, whether it is the schoolgirls in Nigeria who were taken by Boko Haram, the Indian women forced out into fields at night and abused, women attacked – as they walk home alone, or women in their own home, not knowing whether the person they share it with will attack them tonight.
(Here are a few places that discuss this – we are sure you will find many more, sadly
To do this, we have created a two stage event on LEA1. We have been given this region by the Linden Endowment for the Arts until the end of December.
We are working with Caravan Studios who are developing a Safe Night App that provides staff members at domestic violence service organizations with a secure way to crowdsource funding from supporters.
Caravan Studios will be giving a presentation about the Safe Night app on Friday 4th December at 9am SLT. There will be more information about this on the OBR website, closer to the event.
We have already opened Level 1 – the Forest Haven: special transport link at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/181/42/21
Forest Haven is a tranquil spot to explore, relax, enjoy, and think: a beautiful and peaceful forest, curated by Aisling Sinclair. There are paths leading to beautiful natural features, and also places to pause and reflect on the theme of our planned event – the need for women to have freedom from fear of gendered violence, to be able to have a Safe Night.
Like its name, Forest Haven is meant to be a safe space, free from aggression. We ask that you keep that in mind during your visit.
On November 24th, we open the second level – the Art Park: : special transport link at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/181/42/21
This will feature a series of powerful and thought-provoking installations by Krystali Rabeni, Johannes1977 and Taralyn Gravois on the theme of Safe Night.
The installations are:
Daze of Innocence by Taralyn Gravois
If These Walls Could Talk by Johannes1977
It’s Closer than you think by Krystali Rabeni (shown in our featured image)
The Safe Haven by Taralyn Gravois
If The Beaten Woman Rises by Krystali Rabeni
Silent Reflections by Krystali Rabeni
There are events for the Art Park planned to take place on Saturday 28th November. Watch this space for more details.
The installations and the forest are a project of One Billion Rising in Second Life in association with 2Lei in Second Life – groups that work to eliminate violence against women. You can find more information about One Billion Rising and 2Lei here:
One Billion Rising in SL:
Inworld Headquarters – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aloft%20Nonprofit%20Commons/185/72/26
Website – http://onebillionrisinginsl.org
2Lei in Second Life:
Website – http://secondlife2lei.blogspot.com
Thanks for visiting – have a peaceful stay!