Tomorrow a large coalition of activists is organizing a series of events in Second Life to raise awareness about preventing a war with Iran. I’m really excited about it and I will be there most of the day helping out as a media contact. This event also inspired me to add some Iran info to …Continue reading "lag4peace: Don’t Iraq Iran"
Because it’s not enough to vote in November. Because it’s not enough to write letters to Congress. Because it’s not enough to march in the streets of Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Washington. Because it’s not enough to reduce my consumption of fossil fuels and boycott businesses that support the war and the Republican party. …Continue reading "Why I’m fasting tomorrow"
Here’s an update on Burma that I just posted at the FORpeace blog: Over the past week there have been countless demonstrations around the world is support of freedom and democracy in Burma. Even in the virtual world of Second Life there has been a red t-shirt campaign and a "human chain" action to bring …Continue reading "Burma is burning"
Today newt Gingrich is making a visit to Capitol Hill on Second Life. I’m trying to think of slogans to put on our avatars’ signs and t-shirts. I can’t decide whether to go for sarcastic (“Newt ’08”) or angry (“lying hypocrite”). Suggestions? Newt links: Is Newt Gingrich About to Gamble on His History? – TalkLeft: …Continue reading "Fun with Newt"
Since you read my blog religiously (what? you don’t???) you know that I have been facilitating weekly meetings of the SL Netroots group that emerged from RootsCamp in Second Life back in November. In January, this group put on Avatars Against the War, bringing over 100 people to a peace protest held at Second Life’s …Continue reading "Virtual registration of real voters"
I’m settling in at the Nonprofit Commons (NPC) opening in Second Life. I will be liveblogging by adding stuff to THIS POST rather than posting a new blog entry each time, so please come back and scroll down… 8:40 pm EDT The sim is already full and folks can’t get in. There is an overflow …Continue reading "NPC opening now!"
The Nonprofit Commons is an island in Second Life that houses 32 virtual offices and meeting space for NGOs. They’ve been up and running for a month or so, but tomorrow will the be their gala mixed-reality opening celebration. I recommend showing up early before it gets too crowded. (It shouldn’t be too hard to …Continue reading "Nonprofit Commons gala opening tomorrow"
I just compiled this list of resources for a colleague and thought it might be helpful for others: Nonprofit Commons – http://www.nonprofitcommons.org Weekly meetings (Friday at 8:30 am PST) for their community of 32 nonprofit offices and other orgs, manged by TechSoup.org. Commonwealth Island – http://commonwealth.wikispaces.com A natural-themed home for progressive advocacy groups, especially environmental …Continue reading "Progressive/nonprofit guide to Second Life"
Today is the first day of the third annual BlogHerCon, and the third year that I have been unable to attend. But this year something is different: BlogHer is happenning in Second Life as well as in real life! The published a schedule of SL events. I’m going to go check in right now, and …Continue reading "Let’s go to BlogHer"
More good news for nonprofits in Second Life: this year’s Second Life Community Convention (SLCC) will have a “nonprofit and philanthropic” theme thanks to the MacArthur Foundation, who is spending a year exploring the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds. I have to admit, this makes the SLCC much more appealing than it has been …Continue reading "Nonprofits at SLCC"