[SLHEALTH] Second Life Celebrates World AIDS Day with New Island

Guus brekelajp at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 05:08:44 PST 2008

 Second Life Celebrates World AIDS Day with New

Press kit<http://www.karunasl.info/WorldAIDSDaySL/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/press-kit11.pdf>

Thanks to a generous grant from the National Library of Medicine, a brand
new island dedicated to HIV/AIDS education, outreach, and support will open
in Second Life on December 1 - World AIDS Day, 2008.

*Please join us at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Karuna/60/106/26
Note that the island will be open to the public on that day.*

Christened Karuna, a word taken from an early Indo-Aryan language, the name
of the island embodies the desire to remove harm and suffering, and to bring
about the well-being and happiness of others.

Karuna team members include AIDS/HIV support group leaders as well as AIDS
content information experts and educators, ensuring that the best, most
recent, evidence-based information is available. The project objective is to
empower individuals in healthcare decision making. Through this project,
one-to-one health information reference services are provided by experienced
medical and consumer health librarians.

In addition to providing infomation resources, support, and networking
opportunities, Karuna is built around a Garden of Experience, where the
experiences of those dealing with HIV/AIDS will be shared in a variety of
formats including poetry, photos, music, and video. For more information
about this project, see http://www.karunasl.info.

We are proud to be working with other organizations in this effort,
including AIDS.gov, the University of North Carolina Center for AIDS
research, Community Outreach, Dissemination, and Education Office (CFAR),
and most recently, by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Together, we work to ensure that the idea of community is foremost.
Individuals are at the heart of Karuna, and it is through sharing tales and
human connections that we find our best selves.

 Agenda <http://www.karunasl.info/WorldAIDSDaySL/?p=10>

*All times listed are Pacific Standard Times
Location: **http://slurl.com/secondlife/Karuna/60/106/26
Note that the island will be open to the public on that day*

10-10:10                Story to Live By (Jenaia Morane)
10:10-10:20        AIDS/HIV Support & Experience (Ricken Flow)
10:20-30               Health in Second Life (Pathfinder Linden)
10:30-10:40        The HIV/AIDS Pandemic (Ellechim Fizzle)
10:40-10:50        Karuna: The Grant and the Vision (Carolina Keats )
10:50-11:00         Questions and Answers
11:10 – 11:45       Tours of Karuna
11:45 – 1:00         Lunch break
1:00 – 3:00          Story writing workshop and posting of stories
5:00-5:15             Closing Ceremony – Candle of Hope is lit
6:00 – 8:00         Dance with live DJ
8:00 – 9:00         Music: Live performance by Cylindrian Rutabaga

Carol Perryman MSLIS
TRLN Doctoral Fellow
School of Information & Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research page: cperryman.com
Blog: http://evidence-based-librarian.blogspot.com/

Namro Orman (The orange dutch guy)
Second Life Medical Library 2.0
HealthInfo Island
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