Action Projects

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 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.

Navigating the Murky Media Waters

Sarajevo | 2019

Noor Evers, Bişenk Ergin, Lejla Bašić, Julie Arnfred Bojesen

Media Literacy is a board game created by Senior Fellows Bişenk Ergin, Noor Evers, et al. meant to bring the topic of media literacy to young people by mixing fun games and education, teaching them how to navigate through murky media waters.

Serving Local Survivors Panel Discussion

Durham, NH | 2019

Crystal Napoli

Serving Local Survivors Panel Discussion was a solutions-oriented panel discussion focused on progress in the areas of domestic, sexual, and trafficking violence in New Hampshire and Maine.


Hanau | 2019

Gizem Gülcivan

Hybrid-Identities was a racism & identity workshop created for the empowerment of PoC teens in Germany.

Poetry of the City

Sarajevo | 2019

Alma Tutic

"Poetry of the City” is an art project that focuses on drawing attention to the walls in the public space and securing the memory of the city of Sarajevo.

Alternative Four Questions: Social Justice Seder

New York | 2019

Hannah Joy Sachs

Senior Fellow Hannah Joy Sachs decided to connect the historic story of Passover to contemporary human rights and representation concerns around the world.

Solidary Communes (Colocations Solidaires)

Lyon | 2019

Romane Rozencwajg

Senior Fellow Romane Rozencwajg collaborated with Terre d'Ancrages to offer rooms in shared apartments and communes to asylum seekers and refugees in need.

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Berlin | 2019

Verena Riedmiller

In order to raise awareness on the racist extremists' fight on freedom of movement, Senior Fellow Verena Riedmiller, alongside a group of activists from The European May, welcomed and engaged travelers at Berlin central station.

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Professional Repatriation of Foreign-Educated Youth

Sarajevo | 2019

Harun Išerić

Bosnian citizens who have, after acquiring knowledge and skills on world top universities, returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina discuss their aim to contribute to the progress of their homeland

Featured Action Project

  • The NET Mentoring Group

    The NET Mentoring Group is a Boston-based organization founded by Senior Fellow Jamal Grant that aims to narrow the opportunity gaps in STEM education for young inner-city students. The project received a grant through one of our alumni grant competitions.

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