In Sept, 2013, birdandbear wrote about the North Texas screening but she speaks for all of us. Thanks to her for giving us permission to reprint this from their website.
Wanna hear something as mind-blowing as it is inspirational as it is humbling?
2013 marked the eighth annual CSTS event season. In that time North Texas Browncoats have raised more than $41,000.00, and the global events have raised over $840,000.00 for Equality Now and other charities. If the global events don't break $1,000,000 next year, they certainly will for the 10th anniversary in 2015.
The stunning thing is, those figures aren't subsidized in any way. There are no grants, no paid employees, no PR machine. Just some generous sponsors, and folks across the world coming together once a year to watch a movie, have a good time, maybe don a cunning hat, and make a stand in the name of what's right. We come from all walks of life and all belief systems. We're regular people, trying to do good works because they need doing. And ladies and gentlemen, we are a force to be reckoned with.
This was on the front of our programs this year, but I'm putting it here again because it speaks to me so:
"Everyone here might well think of themselves as an agent of change. I'll say to you all, from the bottom of my heart:
you're missing the point. You are not agents of change.
You are change.
There is no world but what we see, no history but a compendium of perspectives. How you see the world will be the world or will become the world.
If we see it with fear and hate… Fear and hate will manifest.
If we look beyond, if we dream the next text, it will be written.
We do not pass through this life, it passes through us.
You are not just existing: you are happening, you are an event.
You are changing everything."