TAKE ACTION w/ #DAFIGHTSBACK
"We're his army. Dumbledore's Army. We're all in this together." - Neville Longbottom
Dumbledore's Army is fighting back against hatred and standing up for immigrants. Join us by taking actions based on all four Hogwarts houses! Summon your inner Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin to join us for each action throughout August, September, and October. Up next, Ravenclaw!
Take Action like a Ravenclaw!
1. Research and share!
Use your inner Ravenclaw research skills to support the fight for immigrant justice where you live! Join us as we work together to build an open-source database of immigrant-serving and immigrant-led organizations, including concrete ways that you can help. No matter where you live, you can help us build this resource for wizard activists who want to donate their time and talents to help immigrants in their community. Here’s what we need from you:
The name and website URL of the organization or resource you would like to recommend for the database
What geographic area this organization serves
A few details about how this organization specifically works with immigrant communities and what kind of support they need
Share your findings in this form! (If you find more than one organization in your state/province/community, submit them all!)
The coolest part about this action? When it’s time for our Hufflepuff action, we’ll use this database to help wizard activists around the world connect with immigrant-serving and immigrant-led organizations to take action locally, Puff-style!
2. Write a Letter to the Editor (continued from Gryffindor!)
Ravenclaws treasure the written word, so it's time to put pen to paper. Write a letter to the editor asking your elected officials to close the camps and implement sanctuary policies. Find your local newspapers and see their instructions on how to submit a letter to the editor. Some have an online form; others accept letters by muggle post or email. One quick and easy way is to use ResistBot. Some tips to help get your letter in the Prophet:
Be timely and relevant - link your letter to a recent story.
Keep your letter short and to the point. Less than 200 words is ideal.
You must also identify yourself. Newspapers will not accept a letter unless you provide your full name and address (only your name and city will be published).
Share your letter on social media by using the hashtag #DAFightsBack.
JOIN DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY
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STAND UP TO YOUR FRIENDS
Talking about human rights and social justice isn't always easy, especially with loved ones that don't quite see eye-to-eye with you. After all, it takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Want to be a real hero? Talk to someone who isn't already a wizard activist about why you care so much about a social justice issue. Neville's Guide to Tough Conversations is here to help you do it.
In 2016, the world shifted in a big way. Bigotry and fear have long been a part of the global story, but it felt like the world hit a tipping point. Death Eaters seized the opportunity to rise to power. People were scared, they were angry, and they wanted to fight back.
We launched a new campaign, #NevilleFightsBack in the spirit of Neville Longbottom. When we first met Neville, he was insecure, inexperienced, & scared of school bullies. By the book 7, Neville fearlessly leads the resistance at Hogwarts & faces Voldemort head-on. In the wake of 2016, Neville was the perfect hero to help thousands of nervous, angry fans become heroes.
Over two years, wizard activists have contacted lawmakers, wrote letters, signed petitions, and made phone calls - but we felt like something was missing. Those actions are important - and they can also feel a bit lonely. We realized what Neville really needed to make a difference: friendship, love, and community. He needed Dumbledore's Army.
#DAFightsBack is our answer to the need for joyful connection and resistance in dark days. We're focusing on actions that connect and bond activists in new ways and help us respond to each challenge with energy, imagination, and - most importantly - love. Join us.
- Work IRL: Join or start a chapter in your community
- Enroll in Wizard Activist School (like all our programs, it's totally free)
- Defense Against the Dark Arts: Politics for Beginners [English] [Português] [More languages to come!]
- Tips for Making Calls & Writing Letters (via Accio Books & the American Library Association's National Library Legislative Day)
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Amnesty International
- Black Youth Project 100
- Define American
- Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
- Lambda Legal Defense Fund
- League of Women Voters
- Native American Rights Fund
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- The Southern Poverty Law Center
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