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This week, we are looking at fan-based activism with guests Janae Phillips, Director of Leadership and Education for the Harry Potter Alliance, and Shawn Taylor, a founder of Nerds of Color and the Black Comix Arts Festival. What do we mean by fan activism and how has fandom emerged as an important driver of movements for social change? How do the darker sides of fan activism, including links between “toxic fandom” and the alt-right, compare with how fandom has become a site for anti-racism work? From the Granger Leadership Academy to Afrofuturism, tune in for all this and more.

This week, we are looking at fan-based activism with guests Janae Phillips, Director of Leadership and Education for the Harry Potter Alliance, and Shawn Taylor, a founder of Nerds of Color and the Black Comix Arts Festival. What do we mean by fan activism and how has fandom emerged as an important driver of movements for social change? How do the darker sides of fan activism, including links between “toxic fandom” and the alt-right, compare with how fandom has become a site for anti-racism work? From the Granger Leadership Academy to Afrofuturism, tune in for all this and more.

1 hr 3 min

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