Can't Stop the Serenity and Equality Now

"Can't Stop the Serenity" (or CSTS for short) started in 2006 to celebrate Joss Whedon's birthday and raise money for one of Joss' favorite charities that his late mother was involved with – Equality Now. Joss Whedon is the creator of Firefly and Serenity. Cities throughout the US and across the globe have participated and collectively raised over $250,000 since 2006.

Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses. Through its Women's Action Network of concerned groups and individuals around the world, Equality Now: Distributes information about human rights violations, takes action to protest these violations, and brings public attention to human rights violations against women.

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

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