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.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Farah's project highlights and addresses the root causes of misinformation about marginalized communities through storytelling, workshops, and a social media campaign.
Welcoming New Residents in Gdansk
Kacper seeks to create a structured, well-planned, coherent program based on support to new residents of Gdansk who resettled in the city after fleeing unsafe home countries; in particular, those who have fled Belarus since August 2020. Kacper seeks to involve local community members, which would allow for Belarusians' integration within local community as well as strengthened Belarusian-Polish relations in Gdansk.
Understanding Past & Present Migration in Greece
Sebene’s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project aims to promote social cohesion and tackle xenophobia in Greece by fostering a public discussion about the importance of migration in our society and by giving more positive visibility to migrant communities.
Empowering Young Influencers for Promoting Diversity & Strengthening Democracy
Karol's Landecker Democracy Fellowship project "Empowering Young Influencers for Promoting Diversity & Strengthening Democracy" aims to train up to 60 young leaders with various backgrounds in creating communication strategy as well as equipping them with community organizing skills so they can promote diversity and democracy locally and nationally.
Borders in Us
Zulejka Nowicka highlights, she hopes her Action Project will “motivate people to show that they are not indifferent to the humanitarian crisis on the Polish-Bearusian border and to (...) keep the topic alive among a wider group of people''.
This project offers a solution to one of the arising issues on migrants’ route through the country: their low visibility on the road during the night when they are actively on the move. EDVACAY Alumna Lamija Čelik made hats, caps, scarves and pendants with the key component of adding cat's eyes (luminous plastic used for better perception and visibility in traffic) or reflective strips that glow in the dark. Lamija believes that the products bring benefits such as protecting their user from the cold, but also helping them be better spotted on the road.
Webinar "Health and wellbeing in the Danish asylum system: an inside perspective"
To tackle the issue of lack of (and mis-) information and criminalisation about the harsh conditions which migrants and refugees have to face during the asylum procedure in Denmark, Laetitia Gathion and a group of volunteers from Aarhus for Solidarity have decided to host a webinar to spread knowledge and raise awareness about health and wellbeing in the Danish asylum system.
Know your Rights
Landecker Democracy Fellow Katarzyna Słubik is the President of the Board at the Association for Legal Intervention in Warsaw. Katarzyna’s project, called ‘Know your rights!’, aims to improve access to justice for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants, and to ensure equality before the law for minority groups.