Fascinating presentation by Andrew Slack, executive director of The Harry Potter Alliance, during the Millennial Mega Mashup entitled, “Using Story to Change Story of Our World.”
Since I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter series, I almost didn’t stay for Mr. Slack’s presentation. I’m glad I did.
I written blog posts before about the power of stories to communicate a message. What Andrew Slack is doing is even more powerful.
The Happy Potter Alliance has given Harry Potter fans a venue through which they can advance the values of Harry Potter with the weapon of love.
The alliance has been recognized by J.K. Rowling, “I am honoured and humbled that Harry’s name has been given to such an extraordinary campaign, which really does exemplify the values for which Dumbledore’s Army fought in the books. To Andrew and all the others who work on this most inspirational website: the world needs more people like you.”
Andrew Stack’s vision to use the emotional connection people have with the Harry Potter brand to make the world a better place is amazing. Andrew calls this model of civic engagement “cultural accupuncture.”
The Harry Potter Alliance has already provided four plane loads of food to those affected by the earthquakes in Haiti.
I will look forward to see how the mission and vision of this alliance evolves.
Do you know anyone involved with The Harry Potter Alliance?