Something incredible has been brought to my attention recently, something to stop Harry Potter haters in their tracks, something absolutely brilliant! This fantastic thing is the Harry Potter Alliance! This is probably the best thing I have seen since Inception (and it isn’t even a movie!)
The HPA (Harry Potter Alliance) is a non-profit organization attempting to stop world evils, much like Harry and Dumbledore’s Army attempted to stop wizarding evils. They work to improve literacy, equality, and human rights around the world. They also work to alert people on the dangers of global warming, poverty, and genocide. They also encourage their members to find creative ways to also help out.
The current campaign they are working on is the Deathly Hallows campaign which is taking place between the two HP7 movies. This campaign will be focusing on seven real world horcruxes. Some of you, fans and not, are probably wondering what the hell those could be. The one in focus right now is starvation wages. They are hosting and asking people to host Lumos Parties which will be held on the release night with candles, cell phones, and flash lights while passing out fliers about fair trade. The other horcruxes have yet to be released.
The HPA has also broken itself down to chapters that are all over, you can check their website for a chapter near you, or make your own! The Ball State Quidditch League has just started their own chapter if you live near the area. They also have online groups that are the houses of Hogwarts. I am in Ravenclaw (just in case you wanted to be my friend). The houses compete for the House Cup through donating and working towards the HPA’s goals.
Please go check out the HPA! Better yet, JOIN! Go and sign the starvation wages petition! The world is in need. As JK Rowling once said, “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power needed inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
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