ALA President's Program with Andrew Slack

Sunday, January 26, 2014 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm

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High-demand speaker and energetic activist Andrew Slack offers you an outstanding opportunity to learn more about his work and how he sees it relating to libraries and their role in the community. Co-founder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance, Slack is currently developing the Imagine Better Network--"an unprecedented movement that goes beyond Harry Potter to all fandoms so that fantasy is no longer an escape from our world, but an invitation to change it for the better."
Under Slack’s Leadership, the Harry Potter Alliance has created over 170 chapters in schools and communities (and soon libraries) across the US and world. These chapters and hundreds of thousands of members have built libraries, sent five cargo planes to Haiti, and made great strides in both human rights and equality-based advocacy. As a Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellow for his innovation in social justice work, Slack is spending one year in New York City developing the Imagine Better Network. He has been profiled in Fast Company, NPR, NYT, the front cover of, and written for both the LA Times and CNN. He’s given two TEDx talks and served as a keynote speaker at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
Slack will be welcomed by ALA President Barbara K. Stripling.

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