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.
The Jewish Manifesto
Landecker Democracy Fellow Jelle's project aims to increase knowledge about Antisemitism and why and how it differs from other forms of racism and discrimination particularly in the Netherlands, through online content and educational sessions.
OVERCOMING PHARAOHS - international summer seminar for educators and youth workers!
Nitzan Menagem - chair of the German branch of the Jewish left-wing youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and founder of the educational initiative ROSBOT and Joanna Matera - psychologist focused on social cognition and intergroup relations - met online during the 2020 Humanity in Action Poland Fellowship/Academy of Human Rights. This inspired their friendship and project-collaboration!
“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.
Oy Vey Acts
Landecker Democracy Fellow Lievnath Faber works on co-creating a Jewish hub, Oy Vey, in the city center of Amsterdam, right in the middle of the former Jewish quarter. Lievnath’s idea is to create a lasting connection between the Jewish activists and the broader activist community in The Netherlands, specifically in Amsterdam. This will create a civic revolution against populist, nationalist, and racist forces in our society who benefit from the current antagonism between these communities.
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.
Antisemitisme i Danmark (Combatting Antisemitism in Denmark)
The project aims to spread awareness about the historical origins of modern-day antisemitism in Denmark.
Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series
Senior Fellows Zoe Robbin and Mariam Hassoun created the "The Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series," which brought together student leaders from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Secular on-campus spiritual and religious groups to plan a dinner series.
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.