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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.
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.
Queer Muslim Berliners/refugees came together to break fast during Ramadan, as a moment of oneness and community.
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.