Connecting and Hearing from the Community
A key aspect of any true community service organization is to keep a pulse on the needs of the community; it enables a more focused and efficient response. The Justice League Unlimited recently hosted a Symposium. Leaders from a variety of organizations were invited to attend and share thoughts.
Kalel Venkman and Kara Timtam moderated and facilitated the discussion after providing an introduction to the Justice League Unlimited (JLU) and the group’s goals. Community leaders from service organizations such as The Star Sapphire Core, New Citizens Incorporated, Virtually Speaking, The Blue Lantern Corps, and The White Lantern Corps attended. Charities were also represented; for example, Relay for Life, a major Second Life charity, had a chairperson in the audience. A variety of communities also particpated in the event, including Steelhead, Caledon, and the Aftermath hero social organization.
The event was packed house and was not short on opinions. A common theme expressed was the desire and need for open communication between numerous groups.
About the Justice League Unlimited:
The Justice League Unlimited (JLU) in Second Life in (SL) is a public service organization who pattern their avatars after classic comic book heroes. While JLU members may model their avatars after these fictional personas, the JLU is not a super-hero role-playing group. The mission of the JLU is to provide mentoring and render aid to SL residents in need, primarily new residents, in such areas as building, scripting and security. The JLU often acts as a neighborhood watch organization, patrolling heavily trafficked public areas that are prone to abuse by griefers. We also hold seminars and conventions on public safety, and help estate managers learn effective techniques for keeping their own lands safe.