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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.
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.
Marking the World Day of Social Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Street action for February 20, the World Day of Social Justice, on the central city square in Banja Luka
The Real Past: Local History During the Time of National Socialism
In her Action Project, Fellow Miriam Mack decided to record World War II survivors' stories of their time living in her home village of Euerfeld, Bavaria during the Nazi regime. With this documentary, she hopes to keep youth in her village well-informed of their history.
Democracy Day, EU and the Refugee Crisis
Senior Fellow Madeeha Mehmood took what she learned from her John Lewis Fellowship and created educational simulations for high school students back in Denmark, enlightening them about democracy, compromise, and the power of media and activists. She strives to light a "fire in their eyes."
The NAACP Courageous Together National Summit
The Courageous Together National Summit assembled Black Millennials to create an agenda for economic, political and social power.
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.
'All for Hungary' Documentary
Senior Fellow Swaan van Iterson interviewed and filmed a documentary about Hungarian university students who support the country’s far right Jobbik party.
Visualize Your Action
"Visualize Your Action!" is the first general short videos competition in Ukraine, aimed to share knowledge in building a democratic society, visually establish key Humanity in Action values in connecting, educating and inspiring Ukrainian and international networks of young leaders.