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.
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.
Conflict Kitchen (Kuchnia Konfliktu)
Conflict Kitchen (Kuchnia Konfliktu) is a socially-involved restaurant co-created with refugees which serves dishes from those regions which are currently in the midst of war.
Space & Memory: The Presence of Jewish Absence in Poland's Contemporary Landscape
Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Łukasz Posłuszny, Michelle Shofet, and Marissa Sophie Schneiderman created this project, sought to re-conceptualize the ways of remembering the war and the Holocaust, and to discuss social aesthetics of monuments and alternative forms of memory in the context of trauma, and on the other hand it also promoted tolerance among young people and a desire to fight anti-Semitism.
Learning Assistance for Warsaw’s Roma Children
Learning Assistance for Warsaw’s Roma Children gives Polish Roma children attending primary and secondary schools in Warsaw the opportunity to improve their knowledge level and learning skills through individual tutoring.
Against Urban Antisemitism: Restoring the Local Jewish Presence
Senior Fellow Jan Kirschenbaum aspires to combat nationalist prejudice and Antisemitism in Poland by stressing and making public the contributions of the Jewish community to the past and present of the country through his Action Project "Against Urban Antisemitism: Restoring the Local Jewish Presence".