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.
“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.
The Catalyst Commissions Protect Democracy Edition
Alfred 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.
Bricks, not Cards: Boosting Leadership Skills for Young Activists
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Tara Dickman is the co-founder of Le Next Level, a non-profit organization that supports civil rights, equal opportunity, and empowerment-oriented projects through training, skill-building, and strategy consultancy. Her project aims to help the Different Leaders, a nation-wide youth group of 125 successful students and professionals from underserved backgrounds in France, to become sustainable changemakers for more inclusive, just, and sustainable societies.
Hypatia Project for Public Philosophy
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Dr. Thomas Arnold is an assistant professor at the philosophical seminary of the University of Heidelberg. His project will offer trainings on public philosophy.
Teen Flying University / Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży
Alfred 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.
Monumental Histories: Black Archival Practice and the Interpretation of Racist Visual Culture
Alfred 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.
#Trillenials for civil society
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Vlad Dumitrescu is currently working for the Civil Society Development Foundation in Bucharest, Romania. Vlad will work with a group of at least 25 young individuals, who will be called #trillenials, from all over Romania, and enroll them in a one-year learning program.
Bijlmer Valley - Get Digital
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Zawdie Sandvliet is a Social Studies teacher and the initiator of the Afro-Dutch Studies at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His project will create awareness around the historically determined disparities within the Dutch elementary and high school education system when it comes to opportunities and educational results.
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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
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