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Saturday, June 29 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Parallels between Harry Potter and the Arab Uprisings

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In our world, undercover groups are protesting unjust authorities, classes of people are living without basic rights, and dissidents of different religious and ethnic groups are standing together right now! Come learn about the current events, with specific focus on the Arab Uprisings, that parallel events in in the Harry Potter books. Returning for its second showing at LeakyCon, but updated with the most current information, this presentation will reveal how relevant Harry Potter’s themes are to the modern Muggle world.

 


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Danielle Ternes

Danielle Ternes has been studying in Saudi Arabia for five years, and she was a Harry Potter lover and evangelist long before that. Her passions also include promoting social justice and intercultural communication and making pygmy puffs. This is her second LeakyCon as a presenter.
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Rachel Ternes

Rachel Ternes lived in Saudi Arabia and is studying psychology at American University in Washington, DC. She is an artist who has been reading Harry Potter since she was six. This is her second LeakyCon as a presenter.


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
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