Ever think about the abundance of economic inequality that exists in the world? The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a non-profit organization that uses parallels from the Harry Potter series and other popular works like The Hunger Games to empower young people to make positive change in equality, literacy, and basic human rights, is focused on making a positive impact against the many forces of economic inequality.
Since the final installment of The Hunger Games films, Mockingjay Part 2 is hitting theaters soon, the HPA has launched the final portion of the “Odds in Our Favor” campaign. In the past, this has primarily been an awareness campaign serving as a platform as large as District 13 to empower those who have been negatively affected by the world’s current power structures. Such people have shared stories on social media and on myhungergames.org, and with #MyHungerGames. This year, the HPA wants stories not only about real life struggles with inequality, but also stories of fighting back like Katniss, Gale, and Peeta, or Harry, Ron, and Hermione. More information is available at oddsinourfavor.org.
The HPA does not stand alone in this battle. According to their campaign Facebook announcement, they have also teamed up with a coalition of partners and organizations including Project UROK, Campaign for Youth Justice, Organization for Black Struggle, Mobilize the Immigrant, and more, all of which also stand for equality in an array of problematic areas from climate change to mental health to prison reform to racial justice. Furthermore, the HPA has a real-life Dumbledore’s army with chapters in over 25 countries adding to the strength of the fight against the Capitol.
“The Hunger Games movies may be ending, but the story we’re writing – the story of a more just and equal world – continues. Help us write it – until the odds are in everyone’s favor.”
Don’t forget to share your story and become inspired by those of others to work toward a better Panem…or world.
Disclaimer: The author of this article is affiliated with the Harry Potter Alliance.