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.
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.
Understanding Past & Present Migration in Greece
Sebene’s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project aims to promote social cohesion and tackle xenophobia in Greece by fostering a public discussion about the importance of migration in our society and by giving more positive visibility to migrant communities.
Carceral Marronage: Mapping Confinement & Rebellion in the Golden State
Armin’s project, Carceral Marronage: Mapping Confinement and Rebellion in the Golden State, draws on his current research on the role of systems of mass incarceration, namely prisons, in sustaining forms of social and economic inequality initiated by colonization.
LA Bridge Builders Collective
Maia's Landecker Democracy Fellowship project will map the landscape of bridge builders in Los Angeles with the aim of allowing activists, funders, politicians, community organizations, and other leaders to understand and to locate bridging resources more easily.
Civic Engagement Training Center in Miskolc
Landecker Democracy Fellow Agí is creating a training center in Miskolc that hosts events among diverse groups of people who experience exclusion and/or organize for social change.
Human Stories Behind AI in Criminal Justice
Landecker Democracy Fellow Greg’s project is building a platform that centers the human stories behind AI in criminal justice and fights to prioritize democratic and anti-racist standards in AI development.