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.
Recognizing What We See and Don't See: Bridging Communities through Nonviolent Communication and Storytelling
Senior Fellow Amy Hong created the "Bridging Communities" Project in order to enable individuals to initiate conversations in safe spaces and to relate emphatically to those they disagree with, this activates the dialogue and includes trainings on intercultural/nonviolent communication in France and the U.S.
#FreedomCities (Home of the Brave)
Freedom Cities began as a response to Donald Trump's inauguration, utilizing storytelling media projects to highlight how a diverse group of immigrant and low-wage workers of color are standing up within a divided political climate to re-imagine safety and belonging in service of freedom.
Queen’s Collective connects local artists, entrepreneurs, and community members through pop-up shows at unorthodox venues.
Last Days in Dilley - Visual Reflection for Community Driven Advocacy Against Refugee Detention
Last Days in Dilley utilizes a combination of short documentary videos, community organizing, and public presentations, in order to elevated attention and facilitated the creation of resource networks to confront the mass incarceration and deportation of Central American refugee families by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Cincinatti and Us
Senior Fellow Lydia Ghuman led a Summer Fellowship for high schoolers to Cincinnati focusing on local social justice issues.
Humanizing the Refugee Experience
Workshops in local classrooms for high school students about some of the hardships faced by forcibly displaced individuals around the world.
The Ghoul Exhibition — Guns, Performance, and Social Justice
Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Héctor Álvarez created The Ghoul Exhibition in order to merge performance and social engagement in an artistic response to the unfolding tragedy of gun violence in the United States.
Indigenous Corps of Discovery
Indigenous Corps of Discovery introduced society to the US Presidential history like never before. Through truth-telling tours of the Presidential Portrait Gallery at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, people experience the silenced indigenous history of US presidents.