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Congressman John Lewis: An Offscreen Moment
The solemnity only deepened when the smallest of the three boys said, “I want to be like you when I grow up.” To which the Congressman replied, “We need you now.”
We all live in the same house
In 2011, Humanity in Action honored John Lewis at the home of dear friends in New York City. As always, he spoke eloquently about his background, values and expectations. In memory of his strength, wisdom and inspiration, we are pleased to share his remarks through this audio recording.
In Memory of Breonna Taylor
In response to the murder of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old black woman murdered in her sleep by police in Louisville, Kentucky, Senior Fellow Melissa Serrano wrote this poem to honor her life and death at the hands of an unjust justice system.
How to Fix Democracy with Paul Collier
"I don't do nostalgia [for the days of when capitalism seemed to be fairer]. I don't want to look back and cling to the past... However, there was a fairer system post-War [World II]."
Framing underprivilege with underdevelopment, social justice and sustainability together
Senior Fellow Honorine Goueth writes on the need to rethink sustainable solutions for underdeveloped regions of so-called "developed" countries like France.
How to Fix Democracy with Richard D. Wolff
"You have markets in feudalism. You have markets in slavery. To celebrate the market doesn't tell you what organization of production and distribution of services a system has."
What is a Shelter-In-Place Order Without Shelter?
In this article, Fellow Kendell Miller-Roberts calls for greater attention on the housing crisis in the United States, an issue predating the COVID-19 crisis and only being worsened by the pandemic.
How to Fix Democracy with Amity Shlaes
"As you can see from the stock market response, even the $2 trillion stimulus [during the coronavirus pandemic] did not save us. I tend to think that the private sector is going to be the salvation and that the market already recognizes that."
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.