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.
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.
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Vincent Kadiri is a Nigerian German scientist currently pursuing his doctorate degree at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany. Vincent wants to establish a grassroots network of BIPOC scientists that focuses on improving communication and ensuring more equity within the sciences.
#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.
Cross-Cultural Solidarity - A Raisin in the Sun
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Iman Veal explores cross-cultural solidarity across communities that are often kept apart by geographic or political distance. She is the organizer for a contemporary art exhibition that explores and reactivates global interpretations of the classic story A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.
COVID-19: Misinformation Media Campaign for the Public and Toolkit for Providers
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Shajahan, MD, MHSA is a primary care physician, the Graduate Medical Education Director of Social Equity and Health Disparities at Beaumont Health and the Medical Director of Community Health at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe in the USA. Asha proposes to equip doctors with a fact-checking tool that can help guide evidence-based outcomes and advice.
Community broadcasting: mainstreaming intersectionality in Hungary
Alfred 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.
Making Common Ground
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Catherine Neilan is a Politics Live Editor at the Telegraph, where she is responsible for covering breaking news and finding exclusives from Westminster and beyond. Catherine’s project is designed to find a new way for people to talk about politics and current affairs without slipping into lazy labels and toxic terminology, which is often accompanied by echo chambers
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