Can't Stop The Serenity (CSTS) was conceived as a tribute to writer-director Joss Whedon on his birthday, June 23, by holding screenings of his 2005 film 'Serenity' wherever supporters were able to organize events. Proceeds from the events are donated to Equality Now, a charitable organization that Whedon's mother, Lee Stearns, helped launch.
From CSTS Global website
Can’t Stop the Serenity is here to support Equality Now.
Yet, we do not stop there. It is true that between us we give aid to an ever growing number of charities. However, we also gather together in this Browncoat fellowship to keep the signal strong for Firefly, Serenity and of course, for Joss Whedon.
We share the ideal that people should “aim to misbehave,” if it absolutely means doing the right thing. We hold true that anyone can make a difference, and no effort is insignificant. Further we believe that a government shouldn’t destroy the rights of its citizens, regardless of sex. Basically, we watch our shows, support our causes and allow our voices to be heard because we live in countries which allow us to do so. But there are other people out there who can not do what we can do.
And that is why we are here; we aim to do good works.
Joss Whedon is known for writing Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel for television. When his newest baby, Firefly was prematurely canceled, fans of the show sprang into action to get the series back on. While we are still working for the return of the TV series, we DID manage to make enough noise to get our beloved Serenity to the big screen. Along the way, we discovered another worthwhile cause: Equality Now. They support women’s rights around the world, working for (you guessed it) equality. Serenity and Equality Now; two great ideas coming together to create Can’t Stop the Serenity.
So, once a year, we join together around the globe and host charity screenings of Serenity as well as many other festive events. We raise money to give to Equality Now and other worthy causes. Basically, we convene to watch a movie. Not a bad way to support charity, huh?
So take a look around our shiny website. Join up and lend a helping hand in the best way you know how. We (Browncoats and fans alike) appreciate it. Joss appreciates it. Most of all, Equality Now and the countless female voices striving to obtain equality appreciate it.
CSTS 2014 is celebrating Joss Whedon's 50th birthday and the 9th year of CSTS events.
Previous Year ArchivesEdit
- 41 cities in 5 countries, $115,000 (Est.)
- 43 cities in 4 countries, $110,000 (Est.)
- 51 cities in 5 countries $130,000 (Est.)
52 cities in 5 countries, $140,000 (Est.)
- 50 cities in 7 countries, $137,331.14
- 45 in 4 countries, $107,219.15 (Est.)
- 42 in 7 countries, $106,165.69 (Est.)
- 41 screenings in 5 countries, $65,900.24 (Est.)