Want to Join S.P.E.W.?

We need you on our team. Today is the first day to sign up for S.P.E.W. – the Society for the Promotion of Equality Winning. We want you to be a part of our elite squadron of witches and wizards during this campaign. This is your chance to make a huge difference in the fight […]

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This is Why They Banned Harry Potter

For over thirty years, Banned Books Week has brought communities together to celebrate the thousands of books that have been challenged or banned in across the country. From John Green’s Looking for Alaska to Maureen Johnson’s On the Count of Three to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, lots of our favorite books have made the […]

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Equality FTW: Best. Day. Ever. For Harry Potter Fans

Equality FTW Started Yesterday! At the Harry Potter Alliance, we turn fans into heroes. We believe that we can change the world using the resources available to us and the enthusiasm we have for stories, friendships, and social good. We see this in action every day… What we do is only possible because of the […]

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6 months of winning!

Thanks to you, our second-annual Equality FTW campaign was our most successful ever. We raised $184,838 – almost double our goal. Because of your generosity, we’ve been able to accomplish some great things in the last seven months. Our Hunger Games campaign “Odds In Our Favor” is truly catching fire: our “The Hunger Games Are Real” video has over 400,000 […]

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The Resistance Has a Home Base!

  It’s been fun plastering the Capitol with our three finger salutes and messages of solidarity, but we wanted to make sure you’re in the loop about our super awesome home base: This collaborative tumblr project has been putting out information about real-life economic inequality three times a day for several weeks now. We need […]

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Subtle Sexism is Still Sexism

So. We’ve come a long way, and everyone realizes we still have a long way to go when it comes to ameliorating the discrepancy in the wage gap between males and females. In 2011, women were making only 82% of the weekly earnings of the male counterparts (Bureau of Labor Statistics). I don’t want to […]

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Equality FTW Update

We’re going into the final stretch of the Indiegogo campaign for Equality FTW! The support that everyone has shown has just been incredible so far, with $78,354 raised as of the posting of this blog, 2,039 backers and so much buzz going around the internet we can’t keep track of it all! Thank you so […]

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An Ode To Halves

In honor of our Equality FTW campaign reaching the halfway mark of our fundraising goal… $50,000! Harry Potter World Halves:  1.  Quidditch gloves (one for each hand) 2.  Half-giants (Hagrid!) 3. Two way mirrors (or two way mirror shards) 4. Vanishing cabinets 5. Romantic pairings 6. A person splinched in two after an unfortunate attempt at […]

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Equality FTW — Let’s Go!

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year… EFTW fundraising! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/equality-ftw-2013 It’s time to get pumped up to fund the HPA’s next bout of Awesomeness with a capital A. Last year, the HPA did some pretty wonderful things thanks to our sponsors– we helped pass legislation, brought chocolate and it’s potentially terrible manufacturing process […]

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An Immigrant’s Progress

Trees are funny things. They are held in place by tiny, hidden roots and they come into incredible power through millions of branches, big and small. It is sometimes hard to see where one root or bough starts and the spider webs of vessels and twigs stop. The more I unearth my history, the more […]

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