Change will not happen by itself. We work with people and for people. Our idea for action combines the transfer of knowledge about contemporary challenges in the field of human rights with historical education – it can be summarized in three words: inspiration, education and action.
We inspire civic engagement for advancing social equity, responsibility and justice.
We educate tomorrow’s leaders on past and present human rights challenges through critical historical as well as contemporary inquiries and cross-cultural dialogue.
We connect an ever-growing national and international community to stand up for democracy, human rights and pluralism.
Seeing beyond the realities our tribes want us to see
Short film on reality, community and active citizenship in a time of increasing social and political discord. Produced by Humanity in Action and the artist Andrew Benincasa.
Inspiration, education and action are the main directions of our initiatives. Their common denominator is activating young people to get active for human rights and to take social change in their own hands. One of our priorities is to mobilize young activists and leaders to counteract hate speech and respond to existing manifestations of “hate” on the Internet or in public spaces. Our experience shows that our model works well both in local activism and in contributing to long-term broader systemic change.
Humanity in Action Poland engages younger generations in histories of social injustices to inspire them to co-create a socially just present. Our mission is to strengthen the commitment of emerging Polish leaders to democratic values by fostering their knowledge of resistance to intolerance—past and present—in the early states of their careers and civic engagement.
Through our work:
- We affirm the importance of strengthening democratic values.
- We foster environments in which individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities can engage openly and respectfully with contentious and challenging ideas and each other.
- We support a vision of pluralistic societies that embrace differences and negotiate their boundaries through constructive political, social and personal dialogue and relationships.
- We build a multinational, intergenerational community of emerging and established leaders who share the Humanity in Action values.
We believe that an important test of a genuine democracy is how it advances social equity and pluralism. We strengthen the commitment of our community to democratic values and foster their knowledge around past and present human rights challenges.
Discover Humanity in Action's Publications
90% of Poles have never met a Jew and yet, myths of the Jewish people has recently contributed to increased anti-Semitic violence in Poland. This interactive book tackles the first step: demystifying who Jews are.
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.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity
Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity is a collection of essays from the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, which tackled international relations from a diversity perspective.