Well, it's been a while. What can I say? Life got in the way. However, I've very happy to announce the final total for Melbourne's CSTS screening. Ready?
Yep, we did the very difficult and that makes us pretty damn good. The donation on behalf of us (Old) Melbourne Browncoats was sent off to Equality Now back on 31/8/2006 after some (somewhat) lengthy delays sorting out the final details.
I've since received a message from Equality Now which I'd like to share with you all:
... Your contribution will greatly help strengthen the work of Equality Now. Our campaigns to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls, including trafficking and female genital mutilation, securing international world peace and security, and working with grassroots groups that work to bring justice and equality to women around the world will benefit from your thoughtfulness and generosity.
Our work would not be possible without the extraordinary support of people like you. The Browncoats know that one person can make a difference, and the entire staff sends a heartfelt thanks to you and to all the Browncoats for your outstanding work. Keep flyin!
Director, Womens Action Network
Kinda humbling to think that just by having a night out at the movies & sharing our joy for all things Firefly could help make such a difference in the lives of others. Puts things in perspective, doesn't it?
Don't forget, the 1st anniversary of the general release of Serenity is just around the corner - due the aforementioned life, no cinema screening has been organised for September 30 here in Melbourne but that doesn't mean we can't do something to celebrate. Why not have your own screening & invite someone (or lots of someones!) to share in Australia's Favourite Film experience. If you enjoyed Serenity, tell everyone!
Where to from here? Well, there will definitely be a CSTS Melbourne 2007 - you'll find all the info here next year. Until then, if you have a Firefly / Serenity event you want to share, drop me a line & I'll add it to the site.