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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

HIA Senior Fellow Nadia Bureiko Develops Seminars on Human Rights in Ukraine

December 06, 2010 Tags: action projects, ukraine

As an outgrowth of her fellowship with Humanity in Action, Senior Fellow Nadia Bureiko has developed two exciting seminars on human rights.

Human Rights in Culture will take place at "Ukrains'ka Knyha," a famous local literary cafe.

Human Rights in Science will take place on November 19th at the University as part of "Foreign Policy of Ukraine: The Current Agenda," an annual… Read more

HIA Poland Announces Grant Competition for Senior Fellows

November 06, 2010 Tags: senior fellow awards

Let's Get Down to Work! invites Senior Fellows of HIA Poland to submit proposals for high-impact, innovative projects that aim to further awareness of human rights and minority issues and to increase tolerance and a respect for human rights in Poland. The winning entries are eligible for grants of up to 10,700 PLN.

The deadline for entry is October 27th, 2010.

A note about… Read more

Over 200 Participants Gathered in Amsterdam for HIA’s First Annual International Conference

July 12, 2010 Tags: amsterdam, hia conference

Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board Members and friends of HIA joined together for three days of an intense and inspiring program.

The program included:

  • discussions, workshops, film screenings, and the opportunity to meet nearly 200 outstanding young leaders in the HIA community;
  • Presentations from leading academics and activists, politicians and journalists,…