TAKE ACTION w/ #NEVILLEFIGHTSBACK
"The thing is, it helps when people stand up to them, it gives everyone hope. I used to notice that when you did it, Harry.”
- Neville Longbottom
MAY 7 & 8: ADVOCATE ON NATIONAL LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY!
When Harry, Ron, and Hermione needed to save the day, there was always one first stop: the Hogwarts library! In the Wizarding World the library was well-stocked and well-protected. But in our world, knowledge and truth are under attack - and it's starting with libraries. On May 7th & 8th, 2018 help protect and fund libraries by using our call/email script!
Through letters, emails, phone calls, and tweets, we encourage Congress to support libraries. This year, it's more important than ever to advocate for libraries because the White House's proposed budget once again tries to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which provides nearly all federal funding for libraries.
The action you take could quite literally save your library. Last year, nearly 1,000 wizard activists helped successfully protect federal funding for libraries - this year, let's do it again!
Not in the U.S.? You can still help libraries in your region! Find out more about library associations, events and ideas for your region of the world in the Chapters Toolkit.
LIBRARY STAFFERS - BRING #NLLD18 TO YOUR LIBRARY!
Are you a library staff member? If you’re in the U.S., check out our National Library Legislative Day Resource for Library Staff and learn how to bring Accio Books to your library! Use these fun and easy activities to join the American Library Association, the HPA, and wizard activists across the country as we advocate for school and public libraries!
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. Afterall, 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.
JOIN DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY
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Sometimes, it can feel like problems are just too big - like we can't influence policy, or like hatred and bigotry are too powerful. At those times, we remember Neville Longbottom.
When Hogwarts was overtaken by Death Eaters, Harry, Ron and Hermione left Hogwarts to destroy Voldemort's horcruxes. Neville and Luna Lovegood stayed behind - but they didn't stay quiet. They disrupted life at Hogwarts, resisting the "new normal" and speaking out against cruelty and hatred at every opportunity. Neville managed to destroy a horcrux, and his efforts meant that Hogwarts never abandoned the people that called it home.
Neville wasn't quiet when he was afraid - and you don't need to be, either. #NevilleFightsBack is here to serve as an action center for Dumbledore's Army, including resources and new actions that you can take to keep the resistance alive at Hogwarts: volunteer, donate, protest, educate, and contact your lawmakers.
- 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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