“Dumbledore’s Army”

In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.- Albus Dumbledore

 

Imagine you find a place, veritably, a community where you can explore and go beyond your imagination and splurge out those inner most ‘fanfic obsessions’, with people you don’t know and who don’t care what you wear, that would be magical, wouldn’t it? A nicotine rush perhaps (in a very healthy way of course).

In this blog, I’m going to talk about a community which fills that obsession for millions, a very accomplished closed net alliance, the HPA, Harry Potter Alliance, a community where fans come together to open up and connect with each other. HPA isn’t just any fan faction website it also commits to educational purposes; it uses parallels from these fictional content worlds as an incentive for civic action. It musters young people across with issues of global literacy, equality, and human rights, and are in supports of charitable causes.

 

hpa-campaigns

 

It builds bridges between cultural and political participation in a manner of speaking it exemplifies the principles of connected learning. The community was established by an activist Andrew Slack, and is run by a non profit organisation in California.They have a good record of community collaboration. For e.g. the HPA holds a campaign annually called “Accio book drive”, where members till date have donated over 87,000 books to local and international communities, and more so. Another successful collaboration was when the HPA raised over $123,000 for Partners in Health in Haiti in just two weeks for ‘Helping Haiti heal’ campaign. Feel free to share your opinion, or a similar project that you may have heard of. You can also visit the potter alliance website here:

http://www.thehpalliance.org 

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1 Comment

  1. I always love to write or read about Harry Potter and this is definitely the case! I am a huge Harry Potter fan but I had no idea something such engaging was existing! It looks like a good way to find a balance between something you love and something you can do to help the others, that I think is the basic meaning of community. Speaking of Harry Potter I think that also Pottermore is a good example of community as well.

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