All Articles about Civil Rights
“In Conversation with... Angela Davis”
In her Action Project, Lamisa Mustafa is building on the activist work she has already been doing at her university. The conversation with Dr. Angela Davis is just one of many events organized by Lamisa as part of the larger effort by the SMU’s Human Rights Council to advance and ensure racial justice on and off campus.
Bijlmer Valley - Get Digital
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Zawdie Sandvliet is a Social Studies teacher and the initiator of the Afro-Dutch Studies at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His project will create awareness around the historically determined disparities within the Dutch elementary and high school education system when it comes to opportunities and educational results.
#Trillenials for civil society
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Vlad Dumitrescu is currently working for the Civil Society Development Foundation in Bucharest, Romania. Vlad will work with a group of at least 25 young individuals, who will be called #trillenials, from all over Romania, and enroll them in a one-year learning program.
Monumental Histories: Black Archival Practice and the Interpretation of Racist Visual Culture
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Tsione Wolde-Michael is a Curator of African American Social Justice History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. This project will engage young archaeologists, community members, and local activists to creatively address the current challenges and strategically diversify the field of heritage work.
Teen Flying University / Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Tomasz Cebulski founded a research and historical interpretation center, POLIN TRAVEL. He is an experienced genealogist and licensed tour leader in Poland and Central Europe. His project is a “Teen Flying University” ( or "Latający Uniwersytet Młodzieży" in Polish) and it will teach local history to help build a global future.
Bricks, not Cards: Boosting Leadership Skills for Young Activists
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Tara Dickman is the co-founder of Le Next Level, a non-profit organization that supports civil rights, equal opportunity, and empowerment-oriented projects through training, skill-building, and strategy consultancy. Her project aims to help the Different Leaders, a nation-wide youth group of 125 successful students and professionals from underserved backgrounds in France, to become sustainable changemakers for more inclusive, just, and sustainable societies.
Empowering Women and Girls in NYC
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Reshma Persaud is a Manager of Principal Giving at the International Rescue Committee. In support of activism through art, Reshma and SQWM will host an exhibition highlighting immigrant communities, families, or/and anonymous GBV survivors for them to "Tell their Stories Through Art" either virtually or in-person.
Know your Rights
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Katarzyna Słubik is the President of the Board at the Association for Legal Intervention in Warsaw. Katarzyna’s project, called ‘Know your rights!’, aims to improve access to justice for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants, and to ensure equality before the law for minority groups.
Transformational Competence for Democratic Coalitions
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Jeannette Gusko is a system change leader, a social justice and gender equality advocate and a civil society champion. Her project focuses on fostering transformational competence for democratic coalitions.
Leaving no one behind - Training civic rescuers while raising awareness on the drowning human rights in the seas of Europe.
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Iason Apostolopoulos is the field coordinator of the Italian humanitarian organization Mediterranea Saving Humans, where he leads the Search and Rescue operations in the central Mediterranean Sea onboard the Mare Jonio rescue vessel. The idea os his project is to promote the concept of civil response at sea to a wider audience and to strengthen the already existing network of people who actively protect migrants’ lives. The mobilization of local communities is a crucial factor in this process.