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.
“Stereotype Breakers”. Perception of Jewish community and culture in Poland
Magdalena Fuchs has long been fascinated by the Jewish culture and interreligious dialogue. It was only natural that her idea for the Action Project had to involve education and tolerance. As a lawyer and human rights activist, she knows best the value of teaching solidarity with minority groups and the real danger of hate speech.
Teen Flying University / Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży
Landecker Democracy Fellow Tomasz Cebulski founded a research and historical interpretation center, POLIN TRAVEL. He is an experienced genealogist and licensed tour leader in Poland and Central Europe. His project is a “Teen Flying University” ( or "Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży" in Polish) and it will teach local history to help build a global future.
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.
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.
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".
The Anne Frank Project Posznań
The Anne Frank Project Posznań, created by Senior Fellows Sudip Bhandari and Łukasz Niparko, is a intensive educational program for young people to learn about Jewish history in Poland, tolerance, and how to react when encountering Antisemitism.
8 Stories That Have Not Changed the World
8 Stories That Have Not Changed the World is a film meant to meet representatives of the oldest, most diverse Jewish generation and talk with them about their youth and life before the Second World War.