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.
Recognizing What We See and Don't See: Bridging Communities through Nonviolent Communication and Storytelling
Senior Fellow Amy Hong created the "Bridging Communities" Project in order to enable individuals to initiate conversations in safe spaces and to relate emphatically to those they disagree with, this activates the dialogue and includes trainings on intercultural/nonviolent communication in France and the U.S.
The Ghoul Exhibition — Guns, Performance, and Social Justice
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.
Bridging the Hispanic Achievement Gap
Bridging the Hispanic Achievement Gap created a class curriculum that combines Latino heritage, Spanish, English, and essay writing to help bridge the Hispanic Achievement Gap in high school.
ROMA – A Discussion of Diversity and the Treatment of Minorities
Senior Fellow Sahra Josephine Hjorth created ROMA – A Discussion of Diversity and the Treatment of Minorities, which is an online course that teaches about structural racism and contemporary discrimination of Roma people in Europe as well as about the dreams and expectations of Roma youth.
Martin Luther King Day
In 2014, three Dutch Senior Fellows collaborated to explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy within the context of current Dutch society.
Tanforan: From Internment Center to Shopping Mall
Tanforan: From Internment Center to Shopping Mall is a documentary film about a shopping mall in California called Tanforan, which served as a temporary internment camp for Japanese-Americans from the Bay Area during their forced relocation in WWII.
Poland for All
Poland for All is a short film intended to communicate the positive changes in society as a whole and show the youngest Poles of different origins.
Excavating Atlanta: A Podcast Series
Senior Fellow Virginia Spinks created Excavating Atlanta, a podcast series which explores the history and residual effects of structural inequality in the City of Atlanta.
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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Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
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