|Forest Haven - the lower level of Safe Night on LEA1|
One Billion Rising in Second Life in association with 2 Lei in Second Life presents Safe Night, with Phase 2, the Art Park, opening today at 1.30pm SLT on LEA1
This event is part of 2Lei’s installations for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The event centres around the theme of “Safe Night”. The OBR team want to encourage 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.
|It’s Closer than you think by Krystali Rabeni|
To do this, OBR have created a two stage event on LEA1 which will be open until the end of December.
Level 1 – the Forest Haven is already open: 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.
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
|If These Walls Could Talk by Johannes1977|
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!