Saturday , May 15 2021

Felicia Day and ‘Funny Or Die’ Keeping Families Together in Twelve-Hour Charity Livestream

This Saturday, June 30, hundreds of thousands will gather across the U.S. for “a day of action” to protest the increasingly dire conditions at the border for detained asylum-seekers and immigrants, many of whom have been forcibly separated from their small children due to the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy. Hundreds of rallies have been organized, and in every state, as part of the #FamiliesBelongTogether movement. In support of the cause, Felicia Day and Funny Or Die are teaming up  to host a 12- hour charity livestream on Saturday, June 30th to raise money for RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), a Texas nonprofit actively working to reunite children and families separated at the U.S. border.

Day is an author, and founder of lifestyle brand Geek & Sundry, and a host of celebrity friends will be joining her beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT (noon, ET) for a 12-hour marathon of “gaming and community outreach while raising money and awareness for this important cause” Guest include Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Clare Grant, Danielle Panabaker, Geoff Keighley and more.

“I am so excited to gather my friends and fans together and use our combined efforts to help these immigrant children. This will be a super fun event that will entertain as well as do good,” said Day in a press release issued today.

RAICES provides free and low-cost immigration legal services and education to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees. To contribute live during the livestream, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT at viewers can donate via the RAICES paypal.

During the marathon livesteram, mitú, the leading media company serving young Latinos and multi-cultural youth, will host celebrities and other guests to entertain and to challenge each other and the audience to raise money and discuss why what’s happening at the border. The stream will also be broadcast to mitú’s social platforms.

In addition, Day is  running a charity t- shirt campaign in which all proceeds go to RAICES. The t-shirt can be purchased by clicking here.


About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, ( Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse is now out from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

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