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.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Shawn is developing and facilitating a digital and physical map creation project that enlists the knowledge and skills of queer youth and adults. With the help of LGBTQI serving organizations, they will support an intergenerational reworking of queer history in Tennessee.
Adversity Ever After: Raising Awareness about Childhood Adversity
Senior Fellow Michael Elisabeth Gasior has been seeking to create an accessible, open-access repository of information about childhood adversity and stories from people and communities affected.
Through a Prism - the many shades of the LGBTQIAP+ rainbow
Hanna Jaśkiewicz, queer activist and Fellow of the 2019 Warsaw Academy of Human Rights, runs the social media account @przez.pryzmat dedicated to less visible groups in the queer community.
Knowledge Article: Community Building in Corona Times
Laura Kok wrote about how film festivals like TranScreen moved their community building work online amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inclusion and Diversity Fund and Committee at Columbia University
Senior Fellow Kwolanne Felix begins the Inclusion and Diversity Committee of Columbia University to advocate for marginalized students and create an equitable campus.
Mapping of Queer-Krakow
In the first such initiative in Poland, Krzysztof Skwara, queer activist and the 2019 Warsaw Fellow, has collects all the useful LGBTQ+ addresses in his hometown Krakow, Poland’s second largest city.
Community broadcasting: mainstreaming intersectionality in Hungary
Landecker Democracy Fellow Boglarka Fedorko is an activist, campaigner and facilitator currently based in Budapest, Hungary. She works as the Public Relations Manager of Romani Design, the world's first Roma-owned fashion label as well as a consultant for international feminist, Romani and LGBTQ+ networks. Her project, will amplify the voices of those who are the most affected by the current illiberal governance in Hungary: women, migrants, Roma and LGBTQ people, and other groups who face intersectional discrimination.