News & Events

Humanity in Action Honors U.S. Representative John Lewis and Henry Z. Horbaczewski, Esq.

April 11, 2011 Tags: hia events, new york
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Humanity in Action hosted a benefit on April 11th in New York City, proudly honoring U.S. Representative John Lewis and Henry Z. Horbaczewski, Esq.

U.S. Representative John Lewis is an epochal leader of the Civil Rights Movement and distinguished legislator, representing the Fifth U.S. Congressional District of Georgia since 1987. He is the author of the widely… 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

"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 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

Running for Humanity in Action: Supporters of HIA France Team Up to Run the New York City Marathon

December 06, 2010 Tags: fundraising
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Adam Day, Sara Rendtorff Smith, Brett Garrett and Philippe Diversy don’t have much in common: neither age, nationality, health status, or running experience bring them together. Adam and Sara both work at the UN, but in different sections, and Philippe and Brett both spent the summer in France, but Philippe was in Bretagne, while Brett was an HIA Fellow in Lyon. In fact, before last… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Zachary Kaufman Building Rwanda's First-Ever Public Library

December 06, 2010 Tags: rwanda
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HIA Senior Fellow Zachary Kaufman (Denmark ’99, Member, HIA American Planning Board) is founder, president, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Friends of the Kigali Public Library, a non-profit organization working with the Rotary Club of Kigali-Virunga, Rwanda to build and sustain the Read more

"Resistance and Rescue in Denmark" Now Showing at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

October 04, 2010 Tags: holocaust, washington dc, arts

The exhibit is on display at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, through June 30. Sixth & I 600 I Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Tel. 202.408.3100 Visit a powerful photography exhibition that explores the history of the rescue of Danish Jewry in 1943 and provides a striking narrative of individual and collective resistance. The photographs are… 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,…

HIA Senior Fellow Kennedy Odede Wins Dell Social Innovation Competition

May 20, 2010 Tags: senior fellow awards

Shining Hope for Communities, a non-profit organization co-created by HIA Senior Fellow Kennedy Odede, won the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition Grand Prize ($50,000), and the People’s Choice Award ($1,000).

The Dell Social Innovation Competition is an international contest among current college students who propose projects to “make the world a better place.”… Read more