Action Projects

Our community takes action to defend democratic values around the world. Explore our Fellows' Action Projects here.

In the 11 months following the on-site Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice.

Simulation Games as a Tool of Raising Democratic Awareness and Culture of Dialogue among Youth

2017

Simulation games on relevant democracy related topics in elementary and high schools in the Una-Sana Canton

My 100 Hundred Days Plan

2017

Michael Kunichika, Heather Lord

My One Hundred Days Plans was a civic action campaign encouraging participants to take one action every day for one hundred days to directly counteract Donald Trump’s first hundred days in office.

Deconstructing Democracy: U.S. Voter Suppression, Past and Present

Atlanta | 2017

Samantha Keng, River Bunkley

Senior Fellows Samantha Keng and River Bunkley hosted a panel on voter suppression in the U.S., past and present, during the heat of the 2016 presidential election.

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Purple State Purple Haze

Colorado Springs | 2017

Andy Post

Purple State Purple Haze was a performance written from interviews with activists in New Orleans' Ninth Ward in response to President Trump's election in 2016.

The cast of Purple State Purple Haze grooves as the curtain closes
Inside the Triangle: the Struggle of Representation in North Carolina

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC | 2017

Andy Post

Senior Fellow Andy Post created "Selah", a play written from interviews with citizens inside the North Carolina research triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) who are directly involved in issues like voter oppression, gerrymandering, and controversial mens rea reform.

Selah- Inside the Triangle: the Struggle of Representation in North Carolina
Integrated Collaboration For Change (ICC) Project

2017

Tamás Csontos

The Integrated Collaboration for Change (ICC) addresses the issue of the growing strength of populism in Hungary by creating an open-source online platform that empowers citizens to effectively influence political decision processes and allows them to raise important issues to the general attention.

The Ghoul Exhibition — Guns, Performance, and Social Justice

Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Austin | 2016

Héctor Pascual Álvarez

Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Héctor Álvarez created The Ghoul Exhibition in order to merge performance and social engagement in an artistic response to the unfolding tragedy of gun violence in the United States.

Marking the World Day of Social Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Banja Luka | 2016

Zvijezdana Marković

Street action for 20th February, the World Day of Social Justice, on the central city square in Banja Luka

Featured Action Project

  • The NET Mentoring Group

    The NET Mentoring Group is a Boston-based organization founded by Senior Fellow Jamal Grant that aims to narrow the opportunity gaps in STEM education for young inner-city students. The project received a grant through one of our alumni grant competitions.

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