HPA Billings

M.A.N.D.R.A.K.E.

M.A.N.D.R.A.K.E.
or:
Montana Activist Nerds for Development, Reform, Awareness, Knowledge, and Equality

About the Harry Potter Alliance

"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.

Our strategy includes:

  • Utilizing elements of our favorite fictional universes as metaphors for making sense of complex, contemporary issues.
  • Inspiring our members to take action in their local communities and all across the planet, using the power of their creativity, intelligence, and compassion to change the world.
  • Creating a worldwide network of enthusiastic fan activists who are connected via the internet and social media as well as local, community-based chapters.
  • Harnessing the media cycle to bring attention and action to issues of equality, human rights, and literacy.
  • Bringing a diverse range of inspiration and imagination to the front lines of social change by forging partnerships between multiple fan communities."
Taken from http://thehpalliance.org/what-we-do/


To contact us, send an email to: [email protected]

Announcements:

Accio Books just ended with a final count of 254 books!!! Thanks forever to Sue at Barjon's Books for hosting our drop box and to all those who donated!

Wednesday, Oct 4 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, Nov 1 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, Dec 6 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, Jan 3 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 

Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Off the Leaf Lounge or Executive Room.  Anyone is welcome to stop by!

 

This is the community chapter for Billings, MT