The Warsaw Fellowship
June 1 – 23, 2021
Nothing about us without us!
Mobilized by the Constitutional Tribunal’s contentious ruling, Polish people have awoken from social inertia and are demanding social change. The sustained protests against the violation of human rights and basic principles of democratic governance have activated more Poles than ever before, proving that citizens can have an impact on the shape of a social contract. Despite violent repression of peaceful protests and police brutality, the nation-wide demonstrations have generated a sense of empowerment and agency, particularly for the young generation.
To continue the momentum of the street protests, the 2021 Warsaw Fellowship aims to incorporate a stronger intersectional lens to the main guiding premise of linking historical education with human rights education and activism. Dedicated to intersectional social justice, the program will take into account how gender combines with race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, and social class, resulting in diverse modes of discrimination. We will consider the backsliding of democracy with hate speech and hate crimes on the rise. Through Fellowship, we will explore innovative strategies applied by human rights defenders in response to intensifying systemic exclusion.
Call for applications closed!
Recent Program Speakers
Our speakers provide a wide range of perspectives on today's Polish society as well as its history.
A Snapshot of the Fellowship
After the month in Warsaw, our Fellows develop impactful Action Projects in their own communities.
For the eleven months following their time in Warsaw, 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. Past Action projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good. Planning for the Action Project begins during the study portion of the Fellowship, through workshops and collaborative discussion.
Conflict Kitchen (Kuchnia Konfliktu)
Conflict Kitchen (Kuchnia Konfliktu) is a socially-involved restaurant co-created with refugees which serves dishes from those regions which are currently in the midst of war.
When I Fall Silent, Silent Falls the World
When I Fall Silent, Silent Falls the World is a campaign aimed at debunking stereotypes and spreading knowledge about the situation Roma people found themselves in as a result of the armed conflict in Kosovo through film screenings, discussions and exhibitions of photography.
Podlaskie – Multicultural Melting Pot: We Have Lived Here Together for Centuries
Podlaskie – Multicultural Melting Pot: We Have Lived Here Together for Centuries is an educational workshop aimed to inspire teachers to generate new ideas for educational activities addressed to young people, covering the theme of multiculturalism in Poland.
Hear from our Fellows on their participation
2019 Warsaw Fellowship Blog
During the 2019 Warsaw Fellowship, our Fellows wrote daily blogs of their experiences during the Fellowship. Read their reflections here.
2018 Warsaw Fellowship Blog
During the 2018 Warsaw Fellowship, our Fellows wrote daily blogs of their experiences during the Fellowship. Read their reflections here.
2017 Warsaw Fellowship Blog
During the 2017 Warsaw Fellowship, our Fellows wrote daily blogs of their experiences during the Fellowship. Read their reflections here.
2020 Warsaw Fellowship sponsors
The 2020 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Warsaw is supported by The Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future" (EVZ)
The 2020 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Warsaw is financed, in part, with funding from the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland
Word een Fellow
Elk jaar onderzoeken Humanity in Action Fellows in zes steden in Europa en de Verenigde Staten hedendaagse maatschappelijke vraagstukken om discriminatie en toenemende polarisatie tegen te gaan.
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150 Fellows per jaar