Yule Ball planning is on next Harry Potter Alliance agenda


Yule Ball planning is on next Harry Potter Alliance agenda

By SAMANTHA HEARN

By now you may have heard that the Brentwood Library’s Harry Potter Alliance chapter is planning a Yule Ball.

In the book series, the Yule Ball takes place in the winter when Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry students can wear their finest dress robes or dresses for comraderie, dancing and music.

Brentwood’s Chamber of Knowledge, the Harry Potter Alliance chapter that was started this year, is already making plans for their first Yule Ball, which will take place in January.

Members or volunteers can earn a ticket now, however, by helping with the planning and coordinating. Interested in learning how to earn your Yule Ball ticket? Mark your calendar for their next quarterly meeting, which will be Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The club and the Yule Ball is for all ages, and you can register by clicking here.

The Harry Potter Alliance is a non-profit organization comprised of fans that want to change the world through the power of story. Since 2005 they’ve engaged millions of fans through work for equality, human rights and literacy.

The Brentwood chapter, which is for all ages, was started in January of this year and has hosted events like celebrating Professor Severus Snape’s birthday, as well as The Chosen One himself, Harry Potter’s, birthday.

The Harry Potter Alliance has completed projects that include a partnership with Walk Free that engaged over 400,000 fans and resulted in Warner Bros. changing the sourcing of their Harry Potter chocolate to be 100% UTZ or fair trade. They also raised over $123,000 for Partners in Health and sent five cargo planes of life-saving supplies to Haiti.

The Alliance has also partnered with Public Knowledge and brought over 20,000 fans and online video creators together for Net Neutrality, and they’ve been mentioned in publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed and The Guardian.

Other chapters in Tennessee include the Martin Marauders in Pulaski, S.P.E.W. at Belmont University in Nashville and The Music City Marauders in Nashville.

For more information visit www.thehpalliance.org.

Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at samantha@brentwoodhomepage.com or on Twitter @samanthahearn. 

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