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“Social Distancing” will make Matters Worse
As we seek to do the right thing in the midst of the COVID-19 uncertainty, we are being told to practice “social distancing.” The intent is sound: we want to break the chain of infection by keeping our distance from other people. Yet the purpose of such actions is really “spatial distancing,” not social distancing.
Reflections on COVID-19
Clarity, I believe, gives strength. Hope is energizing. Engaging in common civic pursuit is emboldening. Voting is resistance. Resisting is what will restore our health.
Activating Yourself in the Time of Coronavirus
I have spent over a decade focused on caring for individuals who are scared about how to proceed with their lives in times of personal uncertainty. Patients who see me are often afraid about inflammation and/or deformities in their joints that are limiting, nervous about abnormal laboratory values, and downright frightened about how their futures might unfold.
Reflections on the “Public Charge” Rule
The “public charge” rule is a betrayal of the idea that anybody who works hard can make it in America. With it we betray not only immigrants seeking a new life here and those who came before them, like my grandparents—we also betray ourselves and the values we have claimed to espouse since our founding.
Healthcare for Syrian Refugees in Jordan: The Shift from Primary to Secondary Healthcare
Since March of 2011, Syria has undergone a political crisis which has resulted in instability within the country. This instability has created the Syrian refugee crisis, which has put a strain on neighboring countries including Jordan.
Coming of Age in the Age of Migration: From Knowledge to Action
The decisions that will shape the world of tomorrow are and will be taken without any understanding of migration, because the sector has not made itself accessible and trustworthy for the rest of the world.
The Catch-22 of Migration Decision-Making in West Africa
So, what does it mean that young people in many places in West Africa feel that they are faced with this stark choice – embark on a journey that is demonstrably dangerous or stay behind and be unable to create a fully realized, socially validated existence?
Reflections from the Border
I am a Mexican-American student who was born in a small American border town known as Nogales, Arizona, but raised on the Mexican side, Nogales, Sonora. Shortly after I was born, my mother’s visa to enter the United States expired. In turn, my parents decided to raise my older brother, Jim, and I in Mexico.
Humanity in Action Press
Discover some of the publications from our in-house publisher:
On People with Disabilities
What would happen if Hermione Granger was a girl with a disability? Why is disability is rarely discussed in terms of diversity? Who are people with disabilities?
Pre-Genocide - Warnings and Readiness to Protect
An anthology of personal interpretations, by researchers and writers, about alarm bells and the readiness to protect prior to genocides. The essays in this volume focus on the 1930s before the Holocaust in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark - as well as the years before the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Kurdistan, Rwanda and Bosnia.
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Two Trees in Jerusalem
Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen in her touching account "Two Trees in Jerusalem" tells about the resistance of her parents, Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, against the horrors of National Socialism.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity
Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, this book is a collection of diverse essays, which tackle international relations and migration.
Reflections on the Holocaust
The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.