Episode Two: Code PINK - Women for Peace

CodePINK is a real world female social justice group, based in the U.S. CodePINK (www.codepinkalert.org) opposes the war in Iraq, all wars, really and uses absurdist humour, pink lingerie and solid activism to colour political debate. There are Code Pink chapters across the U.S., but the one in Second Life is probably the most rustic. It's a small cottage filled with posters, CodePINK attire and literature and art. The cottage was created by avatar Ana Herzog, Nancy Hill, in real life, a mother of two who also founded the Tucson, Arizona chapter of the fun-loving, but deadly serious group. I caught up with Nancy Hill this week to find out why she's intent on getting Second Lifers to think pink. Got an SL nonprofit or educator group you'd like me to feature on "Who's On Second?" Drop me a line a wmacphail@gmail.com or IM me in SL at Medium Hevetic.

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