This crowdfunding campaign is helping girls see “Captain Marvel.”
Girls Inc. and We Have Stories in Los Angeles partnered together so more girls from underserved communities can see a shero on the big screen. The organizations launched a GoFundMe to raise money to buy tickets and rent theaters for showings.
Brie Larson sparked the campaign after she saw We Tell Stories raise $50,000 for a #BlackPantherChallenge to send kids in Harlem to see “Black Panther” in theaters.
“I feel like a #CaptainMarvelChallenge is in order…” she stated on Twitter.
“Captain Marvel” is Marvel Studios’ first woman-led film and will debut on March 8, 2019, which is also International Women’s Day. The film is also co-directed and scored by women.
“Everyone should have an opportunity to see women in roles they can aspire to one day be, roles that show women as strong, smart, and bold,” the femme-friendly organizations stated of the campaign. “From a teacher to a fighter pilot — or a superhero. This is an opportunity to continue to empower girls to be just that.”
Girls Inc. LA says many of the girls it serves face poverty and homelessness. The orgs hope to raise $10,000 for the movie field trips and say any leftover money will go toward other special programs.
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