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.
Raise It Up Ride: Biking for Racial Equity and Social Justice
Austin Wu helps form the Raise It Up Ride to inform residents of an Iowa town of its history.
Reproductive Health Vending Machines in Tulsa
As her Action Project, Piper researched and pitched a program to install reproductive health vending machines in on the campus of the University of Tulsa.
Climate Impact LA: Fighting for Environmental Justice
Climate Impact LA informs and empowers LA residents to pursue environmental justice and a sustainable future through videos and blogs with calls to action.
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.
Untold Histories of the Atlantic World
Podcast by Tianna Mobley hosts academics and activists discussing untold histories of African and Indigenous communities in the Atlantic world.
Inclusion and Diversity Fund and Committee at Columbia University
Senior Fellow Kwolanne Felix begins the Inclusion and Diversity Committee of Columbia University to advocate for marginalized students and create an equitable campus.
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.