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.
Voices From Inside
Iga and Nathan found they were both drawn to stories of injustice and exclusion and decided to focus their shared Action Project on amplifying the voices of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in the US.
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.
Webinar "Health and wellbeing in the Danish asylum system: an inside perspective"
To tackle the issue of lack of (and mis-) information and criminalisation about the harsh conditions which migrants and refugees have to face during the asylum procedure in Denmark, Laetitia Gathion and a group of volunteers from Aarhus for Solidarity have decided to host a webinar to spread knowledge and raise awareness about health and wellbeing in the Danish asylum system.
Under Huden (Under the Skin) - A podcast about Inuit tattoos, spiritism and women's power
Senior Fellows Emilie Helene Holm and Mahela Nilsson created this podcast about Inuit tattoos, spiritism and women's power, with tattoo artist, researcher and storyteller Maya Sialuk Jacobsen
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.
“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.
Oy Vey Acts
Landecker Democracy Fellow Lievnath Faber works on co-creating a Jewish hub, Oy Vey, in the city center of Amsterdam, right in the middle of the former Jewish quarter. Lievnath’s idea is to create a lasting connection between the Jewish activists and the broader activist community in The Netherlands, specifically in Amsterdam. This will create a civic revolution against populist, nationalist, and racist forces in our society who benefit from the current antagonism between these communities.
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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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