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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

HIA Featured in the Wall Street Journal

December 25, 2010 Tags: senior fellows appeal

Humanity in Action was featured in the December 24 edition of the Wall Street Journal in the "Donor of the Day" column.  

The article, "Training Ground for Human-Rights Leaders," is about HIA and the philanthropic commitment of Senior Fellows to HIA's future.

The HIA article is available below and can be viewed on the Wall Street Journal website by Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Marta Gawinek Debuts Play as Part of Her Project, "Discovering the Sounds of Silence"

December 22, 2010 Tags: action projects
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A project by HIA Senior Fellow Marta Gawinek called Discovering the Sounds of Silence, came to fruition on November 26, 2010, when a crowd of deaf-mute children joined their friends, families and teachers for the premiere of a play entitled "Forests' Olympics." One of the primary aims of the project was to integrate deaf-mute children with their non-disabled peers, as well as provide… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Anna Timmerman Hosts 'Voices of Justice' Dinner as Director of Human Rights Watch the Netherlands

December 13, 2010
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In December 2009, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Anna Timmerman (1999) became Development & Outreach Director of the first Human Rights Watch office in the Netherlands.

The office was opened officially in September 2010, and in November Anna and her staff organized a Voices of Justice dinner in Hotel the Grand, Amsterdam. This dinner was held in honor of Yospeh Mulugeta, former… Read more

HIA Denmark to Host Seminar on Civilian Aid in Afghanistan

December 06, 2010 Tags: afghanistan

On October 27th, 2010, HIA Denmark will host International Assistance to a Failing State: Does the Aid Reach the Beneficiaries?, a seminar for journalists, policy makers and NGO representatives examining 10 years of civilian assistance to Afghanistan. Read more

Running for Humanity in Action: Supporters of HIA France Team Up to Run the New York City Marathon

December 06, 2010 Tags: fundraising
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Adam Day, Sara Rendtorff Smith, Brett Garrett and Philippe Diversy don’t have much in common: neither age, nationality, health status, or running experience bring them together. Adam and Sara both work at the UN, but in different sections, and Philippe and Brett both spent the summer in France, but Philippe was in Bretagne, while Brett was an HIA Fellow in Lyon. In fact, before last… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Zachary Kaufman Building Rwanda's First-Ever Public Library

December 06, 2010 Tags: rwanda
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HIA Senior Fellow Zachary Kaufman (Denmark ’99, Member, HIA American Planning Board) is founder, president, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Friends of the Kigali Public Library, a non-profit organization working with the Rotary Club of Kigali-Virunga, Rwanda to build and sustain the Read more

Announcing the Winners of the Second Annual "Let's Get Down to Work!" Grant Competition

December 06, 2010 Tags: warsaw, senior fellow awards

On November 5th, 2010, an event was held at the US Embassy in Warsaw to celebrate the winners of the second edition of "Let's Get Down to Work!," an annual grant competition, which is a joint effort of HIA Poland and the U.S. Embassy in Poland to develop compelling projects for the promotion of human rights and the protection of minorities.

First prize was awarded to the team of… Read more