If you have to say one thing about fans of Joss Whedon’s shortlived Firefly television series, it is that they are a tenacious lot. It was their devotion to the shortlived science-fiction series that helped sell enough copies of its DVD release to inspire Universal to go ahead and bring the series to the big screen with Serenity.
Now, they’ve turned that energy towards raising funds for one of Whedon’s favorite charities, Equality Now. This weekend, Firefly/Serenity fans will be holding charity screenings of the film around the country to raise money for the women’s rights charity.
Now in its third year, fans have reportedly already raised over $160,000 with the last two years’ event. The organizers of the event hope to break that record this coming weekend.
You can find out of a screening is happening near you over at the Can’t Stop The Serenity website. At worse, it’s a fun night out at the movies with an enjoyable science-fiction flick. And you also happen to be helping donate to a pretty good cause.