Harry Potter in the Age of Activism: Why S.P.E.W. Failed and Dumbledore’s Army Thrived

Themes:
Constant VigilanceThe Muggle World
What:
Lecture
When:
12:45 PM, Friday 11 Oct 2019 EDT (1 hour)
Where:
Seaport World Trade Center - Waterfront Ballroom
More recently in the Muggle world, activism and social movements have played a major role in our everyday lives. When examining the wizarding world, the Harry Potter series provides two great examples of activism movements, one a failure and the other a success. Within this presentation, we will explore the activism strategies of both S.P.E.W. and Dumbledore’s Army, challenge the personal and wide-spread relevance each movement had within the wizarding world, and compare these lessons to the activism movements we see today.
Participant
Florida State University
Program Coordinator
Participant
Florida State University
Associate Director of the Hardee Center for Leadership & Ethics in Higher Education and Leadership Instructor

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