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.
Leaving no one behind - Training civic rescuers while raising awareness on the drowning human rights in the seas of Europe.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Iason Apostolopoulos is the field coordinator of the Italian humanitarian organization Mediterranea Saving Humans, where he leads the Search and Rescue operations in the central Mediterranean Sea onboard the Mare Jonio rescue vessel. The idea os his project is to promote the concept of civil response at sea to a wider audience and to strengthen the already existing network of people who actively protect migrants’ lives. The mobilization of local communities is a crucial factor in this process.
The Feeling of Gurbet
Loïc & Marilou created a podcast in which European Turks explain the nostalgia to their homecountry, known as gurbet.
Arabeze: A Collection of Poems
Senior Fellow Yasmene Dergham's project "Arabeze" is a collection of poems that discusses duel identity, social justice issues, modern day imperialism, and everything in between.
What's it Like for You Over There?
How does trans-locality affect the integration of young Bosnians and Herzegovinians into Western European societies?
Candle Light Döner for Victims of racist violence in Germany
Senior Fellow Walid Ahmed Khan Malik organized two online empowerment dinners and dialogues featuring inputs from experts on racial violence.
Heidelberg Black Feminist Book Club
Senior Fellow Akilah Silke Güc created a new gathering place for her community to learn, explore, and heal together while meeting up to read books on blankets next to the river.
Empowering Women and Girls in NYC
Landecker Democracy Fellow Reshma Persaud is a Manager of Principal Giving at the International Rescue Committee. In support of activism through art, Reshma and SQWM will host an exhibition highlighting immigrant communities, families, or/and anonymous GBV survivors for them to "Tell their Stories Through Art" either virtually or in-person.
'Let's Cook Together' Festival
Community building initiative aimed at bringing people on the move-migrants closer to Bosnian citizens through a cooking and traditional food-tasting event
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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