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.

BME Student Empowerment Workshops

London | 2018

Alia Schwelling, Yaşar Ohle

Empowerment workshops for Black and PoC students at SOAS to tackle issues arising from structural racism on the SOAS University London Campus.

Empowerment, Women

Dresden, Berlin, Cologne | 2018

Sarah Robinson

Sistas'Collective is a website aiming at connecting and sharing information on local inititives by and for Black women* & Women of Color (WoC) in Germany.

Martin Luther King Day

Amsterdam | 2018

Aletta de Savornin Lohman, Nikki Niland

in 2018, Senior Fellows Aletta de Savornin Lohman and Nikki Niland helped Humanity in Action Netherlands commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.

18_Martin Luther King Day
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
Bursting Bubbles to Save Black Lives

South Brunswick, New Jersey | 2017

Tasneem Maner

Senior Fellow Tasneem Maner led a dialogue workshop exploring Black Lives Matter. The twist: the audience was all Muslim. The goal: create ally-ship between minorities.

Bursting Bubbles to Save Black Lives
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.

Deconstructing Democracy panel2
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

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

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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