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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. Click here for short films featuring a selection of our Senior Fellows' Action Projects.
Pan Asian Collective
Landecker Democracy Fellow Hui Hui's The Collective is a shared community and (digital) network space where members of Asian communities can connect and expand their networks. The space is the gateway for Asian Dutch to find creatives, role models, and peers while also raising awareness to the many Asian voices and people who are often invisible in mainstream society.
The Jewish Manifesto
Landecker Democracy Fellow Jelle's project aims to increase knowledge about Antisemitism and why and how it differs from other forms of racism and discrimination particularly in the Netherlands, through online content and educational sessions.
As an Action Project, Zeyneb developed the podcast series 'Framing', an audio documentary with the aim to better understand institutional racism. The first episode addresses the impact of the colonial past and the second episode deals with the court case against the military police for ethnic profiling. Recently, Zeyneb launched episode 3: Institutional solutions for an institutional problem.
drINK Café: Creating Brave Spaces Through Shared Spaces
From her own experience as a Black womxn navigating predominant spaces, Valerie sought to create a virtual event addressing the burden placed on Black womxn. The goal of her Action Project was to experience the double burden of racism and misogyny confronting Black womxn and non-binary individuals.
Knowledge Article: Community Building in Corona Times
Laura Kok wrote about how film festivals like TranScreen moved their community building work online amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Oy Vey Acts
Landecker Democracy Fellow Lievnath Faber works on co-creating a Jewish hub, Oy Vey, in the city center of Amsterdam, right in the middle of the former Jewish quarter. Lievnath’s idea is to create a lasting connection between the Jewish activists and the broader activist community in The Netherlands, specifically in Amsterdam. This will create a civic revolution against populist, nationalist, and racist forces in our society who benefit from the current antagonism between these communities.
Bijlmer Valley - Get Digital
Landecker Democracy Fellow Zawdie Sandvliet is a Social Studies teacher and the initiator of the Afro-Dutch Studies at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His project will create awareness around the historically determined disparities within the Dutch elementary and high school education system when it comes to opportunities and educational results.
Responsible and Sustainable Business Leader
Landecker Democracy Fellow Ireen Kars is a consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates, which helps companies identify, select, and grow sustainable leaders who will thrive and succeed over the long term. This project aims to not only help increase the awareness of the consequences of COVID-19 but also define the role of leadership in a post-COVID-19 world.
Past Action Project Snapshots
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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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