News & Events

HIA Poland Director Monika Mazur-Rafał Meets with President Barack Obama

June 07, 2011 Tags: warsaw, president obama
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During his visit to Poland on May 28, 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama met with Polish President Bronisław Komorowski and other Polish democracy leaders to discuss the ways and means to strengthen democracy.

The participants in the gathering included high-ranking participants of the Solidarity movement (which led the democratic uprising in Poland in the 1980s), current political… Read more

HIA Poland Launches Photo Contest on Gender and Gender-Based Discrimination

April 07, 2011 Tags: gender, action projects

One World Association and Humanity in Action Poland Foundation have launched a photography contest: "Wearing gender: Images of femininity and masculinity." The competition is open to all photographers and is a part of the international project "GenderActive," which is dealing with the issues of the roles of women and men in society, as well as gender-based discrimination.

The entries… Read more

2011 Pat Cox-HIA Fellows in the European Parliament

March 11, 2011 Tags: hia programs, pat cox, european parliament

The Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship is a three-month professional internship with Members of European Parliament, accompanied by weekly seminars on human rights, minority rights and international relations. The program is open to alumni of the HIA Fellowship and this year, the participants represent seven countries and the past three years of summer fellowship.

HIA is pleased to announce the… Read more

2011 Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship Placements

February 25, 2011 Tags: hia programs, lantos

The Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship is a four-month professional fellowship in Washington, DC, supported by Humanity in Action and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice. The Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship is now in its 11th year.

HIA is pleased to announce the 2011 Lantos Fellows and their professional placements:

Jeff Hochstetler - Rep. Anthony Weiner… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Joanna Łakomiec Develops Urban Game to Uncover the Forgotten Heritage of Poznań

January 25, 2011 Tags: action projects

As an outgrowth of her fellowship with Humanity in Action, Senior Fellow Joanna Łakomiec has developed an exciting city game called “Pojzn*, tej**! The Traces of Poznań Jewish Community” which is addressed to all lovers of the city of Poznań and the Jewish culture – from beginners to advanced, regardless of age.

The project is an invitation to discover the forgotten… Read more

"8 Stories That Didn't Change the World," a Documentary by HIA Senior Fellow Jan Śpiewak will be shown on January 19th at the Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center

January 13, 2011 Tags: action projects, arts, new york
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8 Stories That Didn't Change the World is a documentary film by HIA Senior Fellow, Jan Śpiewak, and is the culmination of his Fellowship with HIA.

The film will be shown at Lincoln Center as part of the Jewish Film Festival on Wednesday, January 19th at 6pm.

Synopsis

Eight Polish Jews born between 1914 and 1933 take us to the land of their youth, their first dreams and… Read more

HIA Poland Introduces New Educational Project Focusing on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

January 10, 2011 Tags: disability rights, entrepreneurship

NIE/PEŁNO/SPRAWNI: Uprzedż Uprzedzenia! (Looking for the Cure: From Patients to Citizens) was successfully launched on December 10th, 2010, with a panel discussion and a subsequent presentation on the program's goals and structure.

The panel discussion allowed guests to discuss the issues related to the rights of persons with disabilities with some representatives from that community,… Read more

HIA Featured in the Wall Street Journal

December 25, 2010 Tags: senior fellows appeal

Humanity in Action was featured in the December 24 edition of the Wall Street Journal in the "Donor of the Day" column.  

The article, "Training Ground for Human-Rights Leaders," is about HIA and the philanthropic commitment of Senior Fellows to HIA's future.

The HIA article is available below and can be viewed on the Wall Street Journal website by Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Marta Gawinek Debuts Play as Part of Her Project, "Discovering the Sounds of Silence"

December 22, 2010 Tags: action projects
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A project by HIA Senior Fellow Marta Gawinek called Discovering the Sounds of Silence, came to fruition on November 26, 2010, when a crowd of deaf-mute children joined their friends, families and teachers for the premiere of a play entitled "Forests' Olympics." One of the primary aims of the project was to integrate deaf-mute children with their non-disabled peers, as well as provide… Read more

Announcing the Winners of the Second Annual "Let's Get Down to Work!" Grant Competition

December 06, 2010 Tags: warsaw, senior fellow awards

On November 5th, 2010, an event was held at the US Embassy in Warsaw to celebrate the winners of the second edition of "Let's Get Down to Work!," an annual grant competition, which is a joint effort of HIA Poland and the U.S. Embassy in Poland to develop compelling projects for the promotion of human rights and the protection of minorities.

First prize was awarded to the team of… Read more