Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wizards Promote Human Rights

Not only did the Harry Potter books sell like magic, and then branched into film and the whole vat of magic productions, but it also created wizards that work to make a better world.

The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) has a unique mission statement,

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.

HPA has a YouTube channel that helps address current issues including "Albus Dumbledore and Hermione Granger standing up against injustice and they continue to inspire us to do the same. That’s why we started this campaign after learning about the dark side of the chocolate industry."

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