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.
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.
Knowledge Article: Community Building in Corona Times
Laura Kok wrote about how film festivals like TranScreen moved their community building work online amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Mapping of Queer-Krakow
In the first such initiative in Poland, Krzysztof Skwara, queer activist and the 2019 Warsaw Fellow, has collects all the useful LGBTQ+ addresses in his hometown Krakow, Poland’s second largest city.
Community broadcasting: mainstreaming intersectionality in Hungary
Landecker Democracy Fellow Boglarka Fedorko is an activist, campaigner and facilitator currently based in Budapest, Hungary. She works as the Public Relations Manager of Romani Design, the world's first Roma-owned fashion label as well as a consultant for international feminist, Romani and LGBTQ+ networks. Her project, will amplify the voices of those who are the most affected by the current illiberal governance in Hungary: women, migrants, Roma and LGBTQ people, and other groups who face intersectional discrimination.
Activist Support Center Wroclaw
Landecker Democracy Fellow Lena Bielska is a certified WenDo trainer who works as a human rights educator with a focus on consent, anti-discrimination, and empowerment. Over the next year, Lena will develop the Activist Support Center through three activities that she has already been working on in the past two years.
When Anna Wiatrowska made her first post on Instagram on January 17, 2020, she couldn’t have foreseen that in just a few months @queerowyfeminizm would be one of the most influential educational accounts, amassing over thirty six thousand followers hungry for social change.
The aim of the “Talking Period(s)” workshop was to create a space to openly talk about everything related to periods, most importantly the shame and its political aspects.
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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