THURSDAY, February 14, @ 3:00 pm: One Billion Rising: Worldwide (and in Second Life!)

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, 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.

Second Life has hosted its own One Billion Rising event from the beginning, which makes 2019 the seventh year for art installations, dance and music performances, and spoken word to support the empowerment and end abuses against all women everywhere.

The Seanchai Library will host the Poetry and Prose Stage from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm SLT tomorrow. Three readers, all women who actively participate in Seanchai events, will bring their passion for literature, story, and justice for women to that stage.

Aoife Lorefield, Boudicca Amat, and Fayleen Bellios will share the stage, combining poetry and prose in a reading event that weaves themes of women's lives and longings with their roles in the world, pointing to a better, stronger, more just future for us all.

Join us tomorrow, for more than the Seanchai hour if you can. This is an important and moving event you won't want to miss.

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