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Henry Z. Horbaczewski, Esq. Addresses the Rule of Law and Corporate Social Responsibility at the 2011 HIA Benefit

April 12, 2011 Tags: corporate social responsibility, hia events, new york
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"Ladies and Gentlemen, and my dear friends, who have joined me this evening in support of Humanity in Action:

Tonight, you have before you two honorees, John Lewis, a distinguished statesman, a founding father of the Civil Rights movement, one of the greatest moral crusades in not just US but human, history—and a lawyer (or, as we like to call ourselves, an attorney).

An… Read more

Humanity in Action Honors U.S. Representative John Lewis and Henry Z. Horbaczewski, Esq.

April 11, 2011 Tags: hia events, new york
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Humanity in Action hosted a benefit on April 11th in New York City, proudly honoring U.S. Representative John Lewis and Henry Z. Horbaczewski, Esq.

U.S. Representative John Lewis is an epochal leader of the Civil Rights Movement and distinguished legislator, representing the Fifth U.S. Congressional District of Georgia since 1987. He is the author of the widely… Read more

HIA to Host Workshop with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

April 10, 2011 Tags: hia programs

Humanity in Action is pleased to announce a call for applications for a special workshop, organized in partnership with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

FRA will host a workshop with HIA Senior Fellows and participants from other Vienna-based organizations. The workshop will look closely at the current narrative on human rights in Europe, with a particular focus… Read more

Frederik Trettin Leads Protest Against Plagiarism - German Minister of Defense Resigns

April 10, 2011 Tags: community organizing

Senior Fellow Frederik Trettin (Berlin, 2008) was part of the small group of German students who led the campaign to oust former German Minister of Defense Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.

After journalists discovered evidence of plagiarism in Guttenberg’s doctoral thesis, the students drafted a letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling for action against Guttenberg’s denial… Read more

HIA Poland Launches Photo Contest on Gender and Gender-Based Discrimination

April 07, 2011 Tags: gender, action projects

One World Association and Humanity in Action Poland Foundation have launched a photography contest: "Wearing gender: Images of femininity and masculinity." The competition is open to all photographers and is a part of the international project "GenderActive," which is dealing with the issues of the roles of women and men in society, as well as gender-based discrimination.

The entries… Read more

2011 Pat Cox-HIA Fellows in the European Parliament

March 11, 2011 Tags: hia programs, pat cox, european parliament

The Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship is a three-month professional internship with Members of European Parliament, accompanied by weekly seminars on human rights, minority rights and international relations. The program is open to alumni of the HIA Fellowship and this year, the participants represent seven countries and the past three years of summer fellowship.

HIA is pleased to announce the… Read more

2011 Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship Placements

February 25, 2011 Tags: hia programs, lantos

The Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship is a four-month professional fellowship in Washington, DC, supported by Humanity in Action and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice. The Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship is now in its 11th year.

HIA is pleased to announce the 2011 Lantos Fellows and their professional placements:

Jeff Hochstetler - Rep. Anthony Weiner… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Joanna Łakomiec Develops Urban Game to Uncover the Forgotten Heritage of Poznań

January 25, 2011 Tags: action projects

As an outgrowth of her fellowship with Humanity in Action, Senior Fellow Joanna Łakomiec has developed an exciting city game called “Pojzn*, tej**! The Traces of Poznań Jewish Community” which is addressed to all lovers of the city of Poznań and the Jewish culture – from beginners to advanced, regardless of age.

The project is an invitation to discover the forgotten… Read more

"8 Stories That Didn't Change the World," a Documentary by HIA Senior Fellow Jan Śpiewak will be shown on January 19th at the Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center

January 13, 2011 Tags: action projects, arts, new york
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8 Stories That Didn't Change the World is a documentary film by HIA Senior Fellow, Jan Śpiewak, and is the culmination of his Fellowship with HIA.

The film will be shown at Lincoln Center as part of the Jewish Film Festival on Wednesday, January 19th at 6pm.

Synopsis

Eight Polish Jews born between 1914 and 1933 take us to the land of their youth, their first dreams and… Read more

HIA Poland Introduces New Educational Project Focusing on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

January 10, 2011 Tags: disability rights, entrepreneurship

NIE/PEŁNO/SPRAWNI: Uprzedż Uprzedzenia! (Looking for the Cure: From Patients to Citizens) was successfully launched on December 10th, 2010, with a panel discussion and a subsequent presentation on the program's goals and structure.

The panel discussion allowed guests to discuss the issues related to the rights of persons with disabilities with some representatives from that community,… Read more