Jun 16 2008

Sometimes my mom doesn't get it

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So far I have Three people coming for the phantom screening of Serenity. Three. It'll be a cozy time, and I hope that more will come, but for now the count is at three

C. David Dent to {a bunch of people}

I sent invites to some online friends, and I'll invite you guys and your families too!

I am sponsoring A "Phantom Screening" of the movie Serenity on June 21st at 1pm at the house.

The weekend of June 21st is the "Can't Stop the Serenity" weekend that commemorates Joss Whedon's Birthday and where fans organize showings of the film Serenity to raise money for Equality Now.

The screening is free, but I'll have a coffee can with a slot and I'd ask that you drop in $10 each (The price of a movie ticket) as a donation to this worthwhile charity.

After the movie if anyone wants to we can watch some Doctor Who. What do you say?

Drop me an RSVP if you plan to attend. I have a link to the paypal and to Equality Now on

09:45 (13 hours ago)
From Mary Dent to Me

I don't ulnderstand what this is? MOM

13:45 (10 hours ago)
C. David Dent to Mary Dent

I am doing a fundraiser for a charity at the house on Saturday. We will show a movie. I invited you if you want to come.

If you can't/don't want to come but think that the charity is worthwhile and want to help, you can find links here: to donate.

14:38 (9 hours ago)
Mary Dent to Me

I went in to see and it had some information about equality for women in the world. Is this to support the UN Millenium 'Development Goals? couldn't be sure after reading the blurb?

Just Now
Me to Mary Dent

While Equality Now supports the Millennium Goals of the UN they are an independent organization who works through education and presenting cultural alternatives. This is from their site:

Equality Now uses international law and United Nations mechanisms to advance the elimination of violence and discrimination against women. As a non-governmental organization with UN consultative status, Equality Now interacts in various ways with diverse UN bodies including the UN Human Rights Committee, CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Equality Now has also convened two "Arria Formula" meetings to bring peace activists from Afghanistan and the Middle East directly to the UN Security Council.

This stuff is all on the Equality Now Website. I suppose the question you are asking is really, "Why Equality Now?"

Equality now is the "favored" charity of Joss Whedon who created Firefly and Serenity. This is a fandom-related event and it is sort of a "theme". It is really just an excuse to have some friends over and watch a movie...but if we raise $50 bucks for a worthy cause, then thats even better. "Can't Stop The Serenity" (The Theme of which I spoke...think "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" but with Browncoats and Women instead of Halloween and Children)in 2006 raised $65,900, in 2007 raised $106,000 and have set the bar at over $500,000 for this year. And I thought I'd like to show a movie...and raise $50.00. Heck, I raised over $100 for St. Luke's, this should be child's play! (Oh Wait, that's A Different Charity).