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.

Hospitality Initiative (Inicjatywa Gośc-inność)


Nina Bilal (Lazarcyzk)

Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Nina Lazarcyzk created educational cooking workshops called Hospitality Workshops (GośćInność) dedicated for the youth, run by migrants and refugees in order to bring people together.

Hospitality Initiative
Flight and Migration, Societies in Transition

Berlin | 2017

Mohamed Karam Yahya

A project seeking to reach out the migration issue from a closer perspective, and to interrelate the newcomers with forums and seminars on the topic.

A Listening Experiment / Ein Zu(g)hör-Experiment: Berlin-Wrocław-Berlin

Berlin, and Wrocław, Poland | 2017

Claire Luiza Leifert, Levke Jana Burfeind

After participating in an active listening experiment, Senior Fellows Claire Luzia Leifert and Levke Burfeind were inspired to co-organize their own Active Listening workshop and Free Listening Flashmob in the market square of Wrocław, Poland.

A Listening Experiment
Det Turkise Telt ("The Turquoise Tent")

Aarhus | 2017

Cagdas Citirikkaya

Det turkise telt’ is a Danish-Turkish arts and music festival that takes place annually during Aarhus Festuge, created by Senior Fellow Cagdas Citirikkaya.

det turkise telt
Gender-Based Violence in Refugee Settings

Saint Paul, MN | 2017

Annie Gavin

Senior Fellow Annie Gavin coordinated a panel presentation on the unique challenges women face in refugee settings.

Trampoline House visits Roskilde University - Why do we need an asylum system in Denmark?

Copenhagen | 2017

Julian Lo Curlo, Federico Jensen

Senior Fellows Julian Lo Curlo and Frederico Jensen brought the experiences of recent newcomers to Denmark to Roskilde University.

Trampoline House
Do we want to remember?

Shanghai, China | 2017

Suncica Bruck

A group of local high school students learn and discuss more about the events of the Holocaust in Shanghai

Last Days in Dilley - Visual Reflection for Community Driven Advocacy Against Refugee Detention


Aseem Mehta

Last Days in Dilley utilizes a combination of short documentary videos, community organizing, and public presentations, in order to elevated attention and facilitated the creation of resource networks to confront the mass incarceration and deportation of Central American refugee families by the US Department of Homeland Security.

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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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