This Week in Wizard Activism: Fall Into Democracy!
By Jessica Rozycki
Happy Thursday! Let’s start the show.
The HPA is published in a JOURNAL, y’all!
YOU HEARD ME. Our piece “Using Pop Culture Authentically” discussing the magic of effective fan activism was published in the latest edition of the Journal of Transformative Works. Great work, pals!!
One of the best ways to learn is to ask questions.
Last week, the HPA hosted a livestream with former Vermont representative Kiah Morris and Shadowhunters’ Luke Baines for an excellent discussion on representation in fandom and fighting back against racism. During the conversation, we pledged and encouraged others to pledge to vote! Watch the livestream here. And if you’d like to hear more from our panelists, you have a chance to see Kiah present at GLA presents: Fall into Democracy.
Did someone say GLA?
HECK YEAH, WE DID. From the team that brought you Camp GLA, join us for two days of training and organizing Oct 17–18 at GLA presents: Fall into Democracy. Prep your favorite pumpkin spiced beverage and hear from experts about what’s going on with our democracy and how we can save it. Learn how to cut through clickbait and find out what’s really on your ballot, practice talking to your friends and loved ones about voting, and make an oath to cast your vote! Register and check out the schedule HERE!!!
You’ve heard of Netflix & chill. Now get ready for wrock & register.
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, the HPA teamed up with HeadCount to host Tonks & Text Bank, featuring Tonks & the Aurors and the Whomping Willows. Dozens of folks helped us contact young voters in Arizona, reminding them to check their registration and make a plan for voting. The night was a total success, with 37,667 texts sent to voters in Arizona while jamming out to some of our favorite wrock songs. Great job and THANK YOU to everyone who participated! Fun fact: text banking drove at least 5% of voters to the polls in 2018, so hopefully even more in 2020!
When Wonder Woman says it’s important, you should listen.
We’ve officially launched our Wonder Woman Fandom Forward toolkit! This toolkit is a reminder that we can all fight for love and justice like Wonder Woman by voting. When you pledge to join the fight, we’ll send you the free toolkit, including a letter written by the original Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter. (Who also hyped us up on Twitter, which is…….frickin AWESOME.)
Solo activism can get tough, so why not join a team of Wizard Activists?
The HPA is always welcoming new volunteers to join our squad! Check out our open volunteer positions and information about how to apply on our website.
THAT WAS SO MUCH STUFF. Thanks for reading this week!!!