the hp alliance

the hp alliance

The Harry Potter Alliance fights the Dark Arts in the real world by using parallels from Harry Potter. We work for human rights, equality, and a better world just as Harry and his friends did throughout the books.
Mission

Our mission is to empower our members to act like the heroes that they love by acting for a better world. By bringing together fans of blockbuster books, TV shows, movies, and YouTube celebrities we are harnessing the power of popular culture toward making our world a better place. Our goal is to make civic engagement exciting by channeling the entertainment-saturated facets of our culture toward mobilization for deep and lasting social change.

Company Overview

The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is a 501c3 nonprofit that takes an outside-of-the-box approach to civic engagement by using parallels from the Harry Potter books to educate and mobilize young people across the world toward issues of literacy, equality, and human rights.

HPA Creator/Cofounder/Executive Director: Andrew Slack

Spokesperson and Digital Content Strategist: Lauren Bird

catching fire:

From now on your job is to be a distraction – so people forget what the real problems are.

 – Haymitch

also – imagine better, odds in our favor

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Andrew Slack et al 2013:

Can Fandom Change the World? LeakyCon 2013 Panel w/ Hank Green, Anthony Rapp, Mark Oshiro & more

fantasy is not an escape from our world.. but an invitation to go deeper into it…

in Harry Potter’s name – we are seeing injustices in the world.. and taking care of them

over 100 different chapters on 5 continents

usually civic engaged youth come from families that have been civically engaged.. but with hpalliance – most are the first in their families to be civically engaged..

Hank – key is to figure out what matters to you.. find your people.. to make world a better place – wanting to understand the world.. we are all the same..work to make the structure more equitable.. people who think hard about problems

making the thing that is a thing a thing..

via the power of awesome

perhaps harry potter is the beatles of fandom.. it’s not that we don’t like harry potter anymore – we just like all the other fan doms..

24 min – Hank – switching out – what cohesiveness is.. it’s not really about harry potter – it’s about who we are.. and what we care about… the cloud/network – as big ness

26 min – Andrew  – how do we make justice viral… money and charity are essential – but can we go deeper..

…how can we fully leverage the brilliance of the nerd fighters

by sharing a narrative that’s already written on all of their (7 billion people’s) heart.. which also happens to be the deep/flexible/alive ongoing equitable leverage…

38 min – sliding fan\dom into the classroom

yeah – but could we not be more timely.. if timeliness and if free dom matters… and all.

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jan 2015:

How ‘Harry Potter’ fans won a four-year fight against child slavery

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2015/01/13/how-harry-potter-fans-won-a-four-year-fight-against-child-slavery/

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Harry & the Potters (@hatp) tweeted at 10:30 PM – 19 May 2018 :
I’ll think about Kim every time I’m in a voting booth. I’ll tell her story to my elected representatives. But I fear that those actions will not be enough. We must change our culture. How do we do this? (http://twitter.com/hatp/status/998058398175387649?s=17)

2 convos .. as the day
a nother way

as it could be..

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]

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find/follow the hpa:

link twitter

link facebook

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anti-authoritarian

fan\dom

civic paths series with connected learning

Henry Jenkins

catching firemockingjay ness

catching fire

mocking jay

hunger games

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