Browncoats — what fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly series and Serenity movie call themselves — are celebrating Whedon’s birthday, June 23, in a big way. In cities across the U.S. and in countries around the world, they are sponsoring screenings of Serenity to benefit the director’s favorite charity, Equality Now.

The campaign, called “Serenity Now, Equality Now,” has scheduled screenings in:

Albany, NY
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Cincinnati, OH (Newport, KY)
Seattle, WA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Denver, CO
Hartford, CT
Tampa, FL
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles CA (Riverside, CA)
Toronto, ON
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY (Elizabethtown, NJ)
Norfolk, VA
Vancouver, BC
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Washington, DC
Providence, RI
Sacramento, CA
St. Louis, MO
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA

and other cities, about 40 around the world.

Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure. For more information about this event, with links to information about the charity, visit