Action Projects - USA
Our community takes action to defend democratic values around the world. Explore our Fellows' Action Projects here.
In the 11 months following the on-site Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice. Click here for short films featuring a selection of our Senior Fellows' Action Projects.
My 100 Hundred Days Plan
My One Hundred Days Plans was a civic action campaign encouraging participants to take one action every day for one hundred days to directly counteract Donald Trump’s first hundred days in office.
Bursting Bubbles to Save Black Lives
Senior Fellow Tasneem Maner led a dialogue workshop exploring Black Lives Matter. The twist: the audience was all Muslim. The goal: create ally-ship between minorities.
Gender-Based Violence in Refugee Settings
Senior Fellow Annie Gavin coordinated a panel presentation on the unique challenges women face in refugee settings.
Sex Workers and Trade Unions: What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe
Senior Fellow Audrey Winn delivered an advocacy presentation to labor unions on integrating sex laborers in the Eastern United States after her fellowship in Amsterdam.
Deconstructing Democracy: U.S. Voter Suppression, Past and Present
Senior Fellows Samantha Keng and River Bunkley hosted a panel on voter suppression in the U.S., past and present, during the heat of the 2016 presidential election.
Purple State Purple Haze
Purple State Purple Haze was a performance written from interviews with activists in New Orleans' Ninth Ward in response to President Trump's election in 2016.
Updating Boston College Law School's Non-discrimination Policy
Seeking to create a space of legal protection for all genders, Senior Fellow Sean Patrick McGinley petitioned Boston College Law School to implement a gender-inclusive non-discrimination policy.
Inside the Triangle: the Struggle of Representation in North Carolina
Senior Fellow Andy Post created "Selah", a play written from interviews with citizens inside the North Carolina research triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) who are directly involved in issues like voter oppression, gerrymandering, and controversial mens rea reform.