Activists Launch #MyHungerGames to Tell Real Story of American Inequality

Friday, Mockingjay: Part 1 was released in theaters, the third highly awaited Hunger Games film. The series is set in a dystopic future America where the vast majority of the population is increasingly poor and disenfranchised, living at the whims of a rich and powerful ruling class.


Sound familiar? The activists at the Harry Potter Alliance, a group that works to translate culture into meaningful social action, sure think so. They've launched #MyHungerGames to allow Americans to tell their own stories of how they manage to get by in a world with spiraling inequality. Ordinary Americans are tweeting about having to decide between eating and heating, or choosing between buying their own medicine or their children's. Here are some of the highlights.

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Walmart workers are using the tag and the iconic three-finger salute to support their upcoming Black Friday protests.

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Check out #myhungergames and the Harry Potter Alliance for more.

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