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The Catch-22 of Migration Decision-Making in West Africa
So, what does it mean that young people in many places in West Africa feel that they are faced with this stark choice – embark on a journey that is demonstrably dangerous or stay behind and be unable to create a fully realized, socially validated existence?
Reflections from the Border
I am a Mexican-American student who was born in a small American border town known as Nogales, Arizona, but raised on the Mexican side, Nogales, Sonora. Shortly after I was born, my mother’s visa to enter the United States expired. In turn, my parents decided to raise my older brother, Jim, and I in Mexico.
A Culture of Heavenly Argument: My Jewish Response to Senseless Hatred
I am a proud Jewish American with family members who have attended the Tree of Life Synagogue for four generations. In the hours after the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States, I felt three things.
Home is a Nation of Ghosts
For one thousand years, Jews called Poland home. And for one month last summer I ventured back to the country my great-grandparents fled, following the lines of the Warsaw ghetto wall, hoping to rediscover some remnants of home.
Health Equity and the Fight for Food Justice in Bridgeport, CT
After her 2019 Amsterdam Fellowship, Zoe Robbin learned that food equity is an under-publicized and highly impactful issue in Bridgeport.
2019 John Lewis Fellows Final Presentations
In 2019, Fellows of the Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship prepared final presentations on their experiences and learnings from the four-week program.
Views from the South Podcast
Through this podcast episode, four of our John Lewis Fellows want to deconstruct misconceptions people have of the US South as well as those that Southerners have of Atlanta.
Thinking Beyond: A Post-Podcast and Fellowship Conversation
Fellow reflects on their experiences in the John Lewis Fellowship program, which they call "a month of unsettling."
Humanity in Action Press
Discover our international Humanity in Action publications:
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Two Trees in Jerusalem
Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen in her touching account "Two Trees in Jerusalem" tells about the resistance of her parents, Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, against the horrors of National Socialism.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity
Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, this book is a collection of diverse essays, which tackle international relations and migration.
Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks
Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks is an anthology of written works by Judith Goldstein, the Founder and Executive Director of Humanity in Action. In this collection, Goldstein explores the central themes of Humanity in Action and its educational programming: human rights, the Second World War and the Holocaust, diversity, religious freedom, race relations, civil society and the arts.
Civil Society and the Holocaust: International Perspectives on Resistance and Rescue
In 2013, Humanity in Action Denmark held a conference in Copenhagen to mark the 70th anniversary of the flight and rescue of Danish Jewry. This book was published in association with the “October 1943” conference. The anthology examines how European societies dealt with the knowledge of the Nazi persecution of Jews in very different ways before, during and after the Holocaust.
Reflections on the Holocaust
The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.