Action Projects - Poland
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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.
When Anna Wiatrowska made her first post on Instagram on January 17, 2020, she couldn’t have foreseen that in just a few months @queerowyfeminizm would be one of the most influential educational accounts, amassing over thirty six thousand followers hungry for social change.
Room for action - girls' activist workshops
In September and October this year Dagmara Magryta and Beata Janus, HIA Poland senior fellows, are to implement their action project within the framework of the Wrocław-based Microgrants.
Local Narratives of Diversity in Action - Against Urban Antisemitism and Social Exclusion
Senior Fellows Jan Kirschenbaum, Dominika Burakiewicz, Ioannis Stylianidis, Bethanie Martin, Maciej Kirschenbaum, and project partner Aleksandra Wilczura planned to restore the presence of the Jews in Poland in the collective memory by implementing lectures, workshops, murals of Polish-German-Jewish sports clubs, and a football tournament for children.
HER Docs Film Festival
HER Docs Film Festival is the first documentary film festival in Poland presenting the oeuvre of womxn filmmakers.
Mental Health Buddies Network (Sieć Przyjaciół Zdrowia Psychicznego)
Mental Health Buddies has become a widely recognized and award-winning grass-roots project. Its core objective is to ensure that every person struggling with a mental health problem – i.e. anyone who has ever felt isolated, misunderstood, or stigmatized – receives the necessary support.
Hospitality Initiative (Inicjatywa Gośc-inność)
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.
A Listening Experiment / Ein Zu(g)hör-Experiment: Berlin-Wrocław-Berlin
After participating in an active listening experiment, Senior Fellows Claire Luzia Leifert and Levke Burfeind were inspired to co-organize their own Active Listening workshop and Free Listening Flashmob in the market square of Wrocław, Poland.
Empowering Victims to Report Hate Speech in Poznan, Poland
Empowering Victims to Report Hate Speech in Poznan, Poland was created by Senior Fellow Grazyna Baranowska in which she organized for a number of volunteers to be trained in identifying and reporting hate speech as well as in offering immediate support to victims of such.