Purpose | Mission
Our mission is to provide a safe space in the Metaverse for people of Aboriginal / Indigenous / Black descent to discover &learn about their global culture.
Founded on Dec 4th, 2021 to make a difference and promote the concept “Challenge Your Programming” about our culture and history.
Illustrate how all global civilizations originated from one ancient Indigenous civilization.
Promote unity through diversity to help make positive change in the metaverse and the real world.
Provide guidance’, resources and community programs to all residents for free .
Empower change and promote education, tolerance, unity, equality and human rights for all
We accomplish our goals by developing inworld exhibits, developing events, projects, film festivals and community programs.
Additionally, we partner with inworld and real world individuals and organizations to ensure community participation.
Programs & Projects
The following programs and projects are active MEROE Museum. If you are interested in volunteering to work on the initiatives below, please include the name of the program or project in the JOIN OUR TEAM form. If you have an idea for an initiative please include it in the JOIN OUR TEAM form.
library project – Free Books for everyone
The Library project focuses on providing access to everyone in the world to a our growing repository of books focused on Black/Indigenous culture. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to learning and understanding our culture is access. We currently have a repository of 300 books we are slowly integrating into our site. All books are acquired from the public internet. Books are currently accessible via our inworld MEROE Tablet. 2023 Goal to provide access to the general internet public via our site in RL and SL.
The MEROE Calendar project focuses on providing a Black/Indigenous calendar which integrates into popular email and calendar applications such as Google & Microsoft. The calendar will feature common information from across the African Diaspora such as MLK Day, Malcolm X Day, Ghana’s Liberation Day, mixed with specific events such as inventions and innovations.
Additionally the calendar will feature current MEROE activities and events.
Alliances & partnerships
Our alliances and partners program focuses on expanding MEROE’s capability footprint by partnering with like minds and like spaces to provide exhibits and collaborate. We are partnering with many organizations inworld and in 2023 seek to start partnering with RL organizations.
pan-african – PROMOTE unity in diversity
The Pan African project provides the foundation for MEROE’s core mission, to unify our diaspora while celebrating our diversity. The Pan African project collaborates with other projects/programs within the MEROE portfolio to ensure continuous promotion of Pan African ideals. We seek to illustrate how we are connected via exhibits, events, and content.
cipher – podcast show
The CIPHER podcast is a platform for people to discuss controversial topics as they relate to Pan African-ism, our culture and people in RL and in SL.
The Curator program focuses on identifying, developing, deploying and maintaining MEROE exhibits. Curators also provide guidance on existing exhibits and new exhibits for museum campus visitors.
The below list of events represents our current annual event list. Additional events may be added based on visitor demand.
black history month Festival – feb
A two day music festival celebrating Black indigenous music world wide (hip hop, afrobeat, afrohouse, soca, caribe, etc). also celebrates the start of Spring. Music Festival Duration – 2 days. Each Day, Approx. 6 hrs of music.
juneteenth – liberation celebration- june
A three hour music celebration showcasing music from the diaspora, celebrating our global struggle for liberation and human rights. Music Event Duration: Approx. 3hrs of music.
black august & PAN Africanism Music Fest. – aug
A three day festival celebrating Black August. The festival showcases lectures, poets, singers, dancers, entertainers, and top DJs from all over Second Life. The music and theme of the festival is music from the diaspora. August is also Black Business Month, we provide space for small Black/indigenous businesses the opportunity to display their products/services during the event. Duration: 3 days. Each Day, Min. 6 hrs of entertainment each day.
black panther party Birthday – OCT
We celebrate Oct 16th, as the day of the founding of the Black Panther Party of Self Defense. We recognize them for their service to the people and inspiration to all peoples.
ATLAS RACE EVENT – DEC
An amazing adventure endurance race for the MEROE UHURU STEM program charities. The race includes a minimum of 10 events, over 2 continents and 1 ocean. This is a non music event. Race Duration: 3 days, all participants must complete the race within the three day time span.
MEROE Museum anniversary celebration – dec
We celebrate the anniversary launch of MEROE Museum, which was launched on the anniversary of the assassination of Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Event Duration: Approx 2 hr music event.
We have two fund raising campaigns we execute twice a year. All campaigns are focused on soliciting donations for MEROE UHURU STEM Programs. The UHURU STEM programs represent MEROE’s commitment to supporting a brighter future for Africa
and the peoples of Africa and the Diaspora. We donate all donations to STEM programs as they represent the foundation of a new tomorrow and stronger future. We are hoping to find dedicated agriculture programs in the near future 2023
to add to our portfolio.
Below are some of the benefits of working or volunteering with MEROE Museum
STEM Photo Campaign
Our UHURU STEM Campaign is a photo campaign in which we offer all residents, companies, and organization the ability to donate to our charities in exchange for a STEM Support Photo to be shared social media platforms. The program currently donates all proceeds to two specific STEM programs, The Hidden Genius Projects, & Black Girls Do STEM. The photo campaign runs the month of June & July. Access to the UHURU STEM Photo Campaign page is only accessible during June & July.
The ATLAS Race is multi-day amazing adventure and endurance race.. The race promotes our STEM charities as well as promoting a diverse lifestyle in Second Life. Second Life located in the Metaverse, has over 13 continents, 2 oceans, and hundreds of specific immersive outdoor locations. Our race promotes exploring all of the diverse culture of SL and support a great charity. The race occurs yearly in the first weekend of September. Click for more information. Access to the ATLAS Race page is only enabled during June, July, & August.