Action Projects - USA
Our community takes action to defend democratic values around the world. Explore our Fellows' Action Projects here.
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.
Indigenous Creations: Open Source Tools for Indigenous Communities
Landecker Democracy Fellow DeLesslin George-Warren is a queer artist, researcher, and organizer from Catawba Indian Nation. His wide ranging work encompasses performance art, installation art, community education as well as food sovereignty and language revitalization. DeLesslin will work with five native technologists to support their work in creating Open Source projects to address the needs of their community.
Global Resilience COVID19 Stories Project
Our 2020 Fellow Mariam Hassoun created the Global Resilience COVID19 Stories Project, seeking to collect and share human stories of resilience that allow us to heal, connect, and feel.
The Digital Divide: Nothing About Us Without Us
Landecker Democracy Fellow Adam Echelman will identify 20 individuals across the US who are living without internet, a computer, and/or basic digital skills. He will provide them with a computer and Wi-Fi hotspots, and help them write and edit an Op-Ed or article that tells their story in their words.
Detroit Grant Reflection: A Pocket Park in Dexter-Lintwood
A reflection by Asma Baban on her Detroit Grant project, a pocket park in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood of Detroit
“In Conversation with... Angela Davis”
In her Action Project, Lamisa Mustafa is building on the activist work she has already been doing at her university. The conversation with Dr. Angela Davis is just one of many events organized by Lamisa as part of the larger effort by the SMU’s Human Rights Council to advance and ensure racial justice on and off campus.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Erica Dorn is a social systems choreographer. She educates and facilitates organizations, movements, and communities in long-vision systems transitions. Her project aims to create a proof of concept for bridging political divides by building networks between autonomous places that are experiencing diverse economic and social issues
The Catalyst Commissions Protect Democracy Edition
Landecker Democracy Fellow Sharon M. Chin is the Executive Director and Founder of Creative Sanctum. A digital magazine focused on amplifying the behind-the-scenes creative processes of artists, Creative Sanctum also empowers artists as activists. Sharon seeks to implement community-driven commissioned artwork to mobilize community voices in protecting democracy.
Monumental Histories: Black Archival Practice and the Interpretation of Racist Visual Culture
Landecker Democracy Fellow Tsione Wolde-Michael is a Curator of African American Social Justice History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. This project will engage young archaeologists, community members, and local activists to creatively address the current challenges and strategically diversify the field of heritage work.