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Serenity Now / Equality Now

Amount Raised In 2007 To Date: $106,165.69 (USD est)

Congratulations to Browncoat Cruise Winner
Paul Domalavage (Tampa Screening)!

"Last year, we did the impossible.
This year, we topped it."

This is the part of the 2007 Can't Stop The Serenity events where the organizers get to say "thanks."

Thanks to the thousands of people around the globe who came out to attend the screenings, making it possible for us to meet our goal of raising over $100,000 for Equality Now.

Thanks to the legions of volunteers who helped make the events such a success, fighting the effects of Murphy's Law to make sure everyone had a great experience.

Thanks to the global sponsors who donated the wonderful gifts for distribution among the attendees.

Thanks to Joss Whedon, whose Big Damn Movie is still captivating enough to bring out the aforementioned thousands to see it on the big screen one more time.

Thanks to Equality Now, for their continued work to bring humanity back into balance.

As for 2008...

Just like last year, the organizers were coming up with ways to make next year's events bigger and better than this year's -- before we were done with the current year's events. There are already sites confirmed for 2008. Universal has already given their OK for hitting it again. One of the global sponsors -- Quantum Mechanix -- has pledged their support as long as the event is running.

So, mark your calendars and tell your friends. We will definitely be back next year.

--Devin Pike
Global Coordinator,
Can't Stop The Serenity 2007

The teeming masses in Minneapolis
Jewel Staite at the Vancouver screening
The marquee at Portland's Hollywood Theatre
The uber-shiny 2007 shirt and poster

There are two ways to fight a battle like ours. One is to whisper in the ear of the masses, try subtlely and gradually to change the gender expectations and mythic structures of our culture. That's me. The other is to step up and confront the thousands of atrocities that are taking place around the world on an immediate, one-by-one basis. That's a great deal harder, and that's Equality Now. It's not about politics; it's about basic human decency.
- Joss Whedon

All of us at Equality Now continue to be amazed by and grateful for the Browncoats' and Serenity fans' generous and committed support for our work. Their energy and enthusiasm is inspiring and these screenings are coming at a critical time when we are especially in need of funds! We thank each and every one of them and Happy Birthday to Joss!"
- Amanda Sullivan, Equality Now

2007 Events

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Dublin, Ireland - $4,502
Oxford, England - $1,000 (est)

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Silicon Valley, CA - $600 (est)

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Des Moines, IA - $1,055 (est)
Glastonbury Festival, England
Pittsburgh, PA $1,143.80 (est)
Phoenix / Tempe, AZ - $4,956
Raleigh, NC $3,500 (est)

Friday, 22 June 2007

Arlington, VA - $3,200 (est)
Chicago, IL - $3,600 (est)
Graz, Austria - $140 (est)
Los Angeles, CA - $5,000 (est)
Philadelphia, PA - $1,350
Portland, OR - $10,000 (est)

Saturday, 23 June 2007

Adelaide, SA - $1,000 (est)
Arlington, VA (see above)
Auckland, NZ - $126.74
Austin, TX - $6,000 (est)
Boston, MA - $2,875
Champaign, IL - $2,276 (est)
Charlotte, NC - $2,741.60
Cleveland, OH - $400
Dallas / Fort Worth, TX - $5,612
Denver, CO - $1,900 (est)
Edinburgh, Scotland - $1,400 (est)
Edmonton, AB - $939.18 (est)
London, England - $1,999.34 (est)
Madison, WI - $1,100 (est)
Melbourne, VIC - $1,495 (est)
Minneapolis, MN - $6,158.82
New York, NY - $2,000 (est)
Ottawa, ON - $1,027.20 (est)
Paris, France
Philadelphia, PA (see above)
Portland, OR (see above)
Sacramento, CA
St. Louis, MO - $1,241
San Francisco, CA - $3,820
Seattle, WA - $5,000 (est)
Sydney, NSW - $2,535
Toronto, ON - $4,355.39 (est)
Tucson, AZ - $4,376.80
Vancouver, BC - $2,000 (est)

Sunday, 24 June 2007

New York, NY (see above)
Tampa, FL - $1,394.84

Monday, 2 July 2007

WesterCon 60, San Mateo, CA - $1,200 (est)

MySpace CSTS Auction

Concluded, raising $664