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.
As her Action Project, Landecker Fellow Nicole is building "Digital.truth," aiming to give adults the opportunity to have a critical look on disinformation and conspiracy theories online. It strengthens media literacy, builds up resilience towards conspiracy theories and encourages the participants to be part of a digital civil society.
Workers fight back algorithms!
As her Action Project, Landecker Fellow Marta is creating a platform that will generate tools for workers to fight back algorithms.
Decoding Technocracy - the Digital Period
As her Action Project, Landecker Democracy Fellow Judith is producing "the Digital Period" podcast, telling the story about what happens behind the user interface of period tracking apps. The podcast series further examines the relation between autonomy and technology.
UN Meet: MSG & Friends x Woman* Life Freedom
The project was focused on fundraising & solidarity for Woman* Life Freedom's intersectional work for the Iranian Feminist Revolution.
Film festival on Wars in Europe: Did We Really Wake Up?
The festival explored the societal effects of the wars in Bosnia, Kosovo and Ukraine through film screenings and following panel discussions
Landecker Democracy Fellow Farah's project highlights and addresses the root causes of misinformation about marginalized communities through storytelling, workshops, and a social media campaign.
Boston Busing Blues
Landecker Democracy Fellow Wilhemina’s project is an oral history account of the forced busing and desegregation of the Boston Public School system; the resistance of white parents to having their schools admit students of color; and the moment of racial rapture, which has become unacknowledged within the cultural and institutional memories of the city.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Florin recognized the need for resources to empower citizens to create actionable change in Romania. This is how the project Civistarter began — a series of events where representatives of the youth could learn how to be more civically involved.