Home - Humanity in Action
Promoting knowledge, community and action in defense of human rights. , pluralism., democracy. , and equity.
Humanity in Action in the Midst of COVID-19
In the past months, COVID-19 has crashed into our lives and expectations. At this moment of crisis, we have launched a new web conversation to share the actions, observations and reflections of our community.
My Community's Uphill Battle Against COVID-19
Growing up indigenous in the United States means living with the understanding that much of the United States is unaware of your existence. I attribute this to several things, the first being history.
The Dark Side of Domesticity: Captivity Beyond Pandemics
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai, a literary scholar at the University of Duisberg-Essen, shares her thoughts on the similarities between (self-)quarantine in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lives of women in highly patriarchal societies, past and present.
"Yellow Peril" in the Age of COVID-19
I hope that when we look back on this unprecedented time, the pandemic is defined by these acts of kindness, empathy, collective cooperation, innovation, and scientific achievement. And yet, I fear that instead, for so many Asian Americans, this time will evoke memories of "yellow peril" in its ugliest forms.
News & Events
Humanity in Action Poland Programming Board Member receives 2020 Irena Sendler Memorial Award
The acclaimed historian and our Programming Board Member professor Dariusz Stola has been awarded the 2020 Irena Sendler Memorial Award for his visionary leadership of the POLIN Museum.
Join the Senior Fellow Giving Campaign
Through the Senior Fellows Giving Campaign, we ask Fellows to support the Humanity in Action experience to increase civic participation and ultimately create a more just world. Your contributions will make an immediate impact. Every gift matters.
Humanity in Action The Netherlands Commemorates 75 Years of Freedom
On 4 May we commemorate the victims of the Second World War and on 5 May we celebrate the liberation of the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from the German occupation. Which stories do we remember today to celebrate our freedom and which stories are still missing?
Join our Recent Web Conversations
We connect passionate people.
Dig into work and wisdom from our community.
Populism, Nationalism AND Racism
I want to maintain—or even insist—that racism or conceptions based on racial attitudes and classifications are critical to understanding nationalism and populism from the 19th Century right into our bewildering and bewitched 21st Century.
On People with Disabilities
What would happen if Hermione Granger was a girl with a disability? Why is disability is rarely discussed in terms of diversity? Who are people with disabilities?
A Culture of Heavenly Argument: My Jewish Response to Senseless Hatred
I am a proud Jewish American with family members who have attended the Tree of Life Synagogue for four generations. In the hours after the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States, I felt three things.
Local in our activities, international in our collaboration, global in our reach.
07 Offices in the USA & Europe
211 Ongoing Action Projects
The Bertelsmann Foundation, Andrew Keen and Us on How to Fix Democracy
We are a community creating change.
Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle is an event to raise awareness about the access to rights for those who suffered sexual violence during the war in Bosnia.
Wheels: A Vocational Program for Roma Girls
Through the Wheels program, Senior Fellow Rafaela Tsinafournioti introduces Roma girls to a variety of professions through discussion, activities, and interviews with professionals.
May his memory be a blessing for us all
We are deeply saddened to share that Herbert Pundik, Co-Founder of Humanity in Action, passed away.