Harry Potter Alliance Update

January 16th, 2013

HPA Update by Nina Hersher, Co-president of the Harry Potter Alliance: Imagine Better

Last semester alum Andrew Slack ’02, came to speak on campus which lead to the creation of the“The Harry Potter Alliance: Imagine Better,” chapter at Brandeis University! Just instituted in Fall of 2012 , we are looking forward to launching ourselves into effective and fun social justice projects this semester. Last semester the HPA held a book drive for the Children’s Hospital in Boston which was a smashing success.

What we do:
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. 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.

INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?
As we enter the new semester…

– We will have a table at the winter involvement fair this Sunday the 20th from 1-3pm.
– This Wednesday the 23rd will be our first meeting and we encourage anyone interested to attend! It will be held at 7:30 in the Peace Room located in Usdan.

Co-presidents Nina Hersher and Sarah Zoloth may be contacted for further information at nhersher@gmail.com or szoloth@brandeis.edu.

Check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BrandeisHPA

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