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 or virtual 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.
Through a Prism - the many shades of the LGBTQIAP+ rainbow
Hanna Jaśkiewicz, queer activist and Fellow of the 2019 Warsaw Academy of Human Rights, runs the social media account @przez.pryzmat dedicated to less visible groups in the queer community.
Musings on patriotism, Polishness and... pierogi!
Natalia Grzankowska and Julia Konarska of the 2019 HIA Warsaw Fellowship share on their IG profile @kto_ty_jestes personal stories of belonging and identity, in particular giving voice to Poland’s historically marginalized groups.
“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.
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.
Pozitivnije (On the Bright Side)
A project led by young Bosnian women who strive to explore positive stories and promote interpersonal relations in times of the pandemic, raising awareness of the importance of maintaining good communication, and reducing the level of isolation through online interactive socialization.
Break the Cage
This project aims bring the divided Bosnian society together in a fun and artistic way through a coloring book depicting three birds living together peacefully which represent the three main ethnic groups of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
01 Year duration
135 Fellows per year