Monday , January 24 2022

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.

 

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About Barbara Barnett

A Jewish mother and (young 🙃) grandmother, Barbara Barnett is an author and professional Hazzan (Cantor). A member of the Conservative Movement's Cantors Assembly and the Jewish Renewal movement's clergy association OHALAH, the clergy association of the Jewish Renewal movement. In her other life, she is a critically acclaimed fantasy/science fiction author as well as the author of a non-fiction exploration of the TV series House, M.D. and contributor to the book Spiritual Pregnancy. She Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org).

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