2020 was a wild ride of a year in world events, emotions, and life changes. Here are some lessons from “Harry Potter” that we felt helped get us through the year.
Episode 2 of “Potterversity” looks at the moral implications of rule-breaking and troublemaking in “Harry Potter.” When is it “good trouble,” and how does it connect to Martin Luther King Jr.’s concept of creative maladjustment?
In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, discussions about racialized police oppression have become vital now more than ever. Join Theater of War Productions in its performance of “Antigone in Ferguson”, starring Jason Isaacs. Find out more here!
It should come as no surprise that those raised on this story would protest against injustice.
The villains in “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” clearly believe that wizards are superior to Muggles. However, in the wizarding world, prejudice exists everywhere – even among non-villains.
The “Harry Potter” books are filled with allegories on racism and politics. This second article in a two-part series discusses how “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” has been invaluable in inspiring an entire generation of readers to be politically engaged and stand up against injustice.
As part of Black History Month in the UK, Alfred Enoch wrote a letter to his younger self. In it, he discusses race, ethnicity, and racism. Find out more about it here.