Turning fans into heroes
Harry Potter geeks will want to meet the members of the North Shore Harry Potter Alliance at their ComicFest table.
What is the Harry Potter Alliance, you ask?
The national Harry Potter Alliance “turns fans into heroes,” according to its website. “We’re changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, we’ve engaged millions of fans through our work for equality, human rights, and literacy.”
Here are a couple of cool things they’re working on:
Accio Books: Collecting books to donate to organizations that help women and children dealing with poverty or homelessness. Bring your book donations to ComicFest!
Random Acts of Kindness: Their next campaign, inspired by Ester Earl Day, is a day to celebrate and spread love, in honor of the young woman who inspired The Fault in Our Stars. Last year, North Shore HPA handed out flowers and sidewalk chalk to strangers in the hopes of making their day a little brighter.