Social Media Roundup: Advocacy and Nostalgia!

There has been A LOT of Fantastic Beasts news these past two weeks, but what have some of our other magical stars been up to? It’s time for another Social Media Roundup!

Emma Watson hosted a “From Violence to a Place of Power” panel at a summit that explored how philanthropy could help end violence towards women and girls.


?????? I am honoured to have hosted a panel of extraordinary activists at the ‘From Violence to a Place of Power’ event, which explored how philanthropy can increase its support for the movement to end violence against girls and women. ???? ••• Thank you to the panel: Nasra (@_IntegrateUK), Marai (Imkaan) and Devi (@FridaFund), and all the other incredible speakers who inspired us with their honesty and passion. Supporting women’s and girls organisations is the single greatest hope we have for worldwide transformative change – and my philanthropic choices are grounded in that belief. ••• Thank you to NoVo Foundation, Oak Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy and Ariadne for organising this event. #timesup #metoo #endVAWG

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Emma also met with Yusra Mardini, a swimmer from Syria who represented the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team at the Rio 2016 Olympics.


??‍♀️?? I recently met Olympic swimmer, Yusra Mardini, from Syria who represented the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team in the Rio 2016 Olympics. ?✊?? ••• Yusra has an incredible story: she fled the war in Syria with her sister, and was part of a group trying to reach Greece by boat. When the motor failed, Yusra, her sister and two others swam in open water for more than three hours to stop their dinghy from capsizing, saving the lives of 20 people. She is now the youngest ever UNHCR @refugees Goodwill Ambassador, and you can all read her incredible story in her autobiography, ? Butterfly ?. ••• It was so inspiring to meet you @mardiniysra and I wish you all the best training for 2020! #withrefugees #sheplayswewin #ThisGirlCan

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Tom Felton and Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) were at San Diego Comic-Con to promote their new YouTube series, Origin, which is set to premiere later this year.



To celebrate the Fizzing Whizbees’ first season of the Broadway Softball League, Jamie Parker (Harry Potter, Cursed Child) tweeted a short video. Good luck in the playoffs, Fizzing Whizbees!



Some Potter alumni have been getting a bit nostalgic over the past two weeks by visiting magical locations or celebrating wizarding friendships!

Rohan Gotobed (young Sirius Black) decided to drop by a familiar spot on his way home from the theater.



On the Leeds stop of The Case of the Frightened Lady tour, Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) made a nostalgia-filled visit to the hotel in which he had his first audition for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!



And just like us, Tolga Safer took a moment to celebrate the friendships he has formed thanks to Harry Potter. However, unlike us, he was celebrating his friendship with Viktor Krum himself, Stanislav Yanevski!



Finally, Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) shared this adorable snap of Funko Pop! Newt and Jacob.



That’s it for this roundup! Be sure to tune in next time to see what your fave wizarding world stars have been up to, and don’t forget to check out MuggleNet’s #ThankYouForTheMagic campaign.

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!