“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – JK Rowling

Imagine Better believes that the most powerful solutions to the problems of our world are civic imagination, empathy, and love. We bend the energy around popular stories and cultural moments to create positive change and build a more just, loving world. With the combined power of educators, storytellers, workers, activists, fans, and anyone with the power to imagine a better world (you!), we use the magic of story to dive deeper into our shared reality and create our ideal world.

Interested in learning more about Imagine Better? Email anna@imaginebetter.org.


Andrew Slack
Director of Imagine Better

Is the Civic Imagination Fellow at Civic Hall, an Ashoka Fellow and a former Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellow, where he laid the groundwork for Imagine Better. In 2005, he co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, which uses the power of pop culture to transform fans into heroes. Andrew is leading the charge in sparking an unprecedented movement grounded in the notion that that fantasy is no longer an escape from our world, but an invitation to change it for the better.

Anna Dardick
Programs and Campaign Manager

Is the Campaign Director of the Back to the Future Campaign. She’s an MPH candidate at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, in the department of Health Behavior. She has been involved in education and social activism for many years, including nine years with the Harry Potter Alliance. She is aided and abetted by a hardcore team of volunteers, including the inimitable Sonja Petrovic, who serves as the Website and Press Organizer.