In the past months and years, COVID-19 has crashed into our lives. The Humanity in Action community highlights that social justice is critical to a thriving democracy – and ever more so in times of crisis.
The scourge has also made Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows reexamine their worlds: their hopes and fears, their families and friends, work and responsibilities.
The Humanity in Action Senior Fellows lead ground-breaking projects.
Senior Fellow Tanja Dittfeld wrote about the Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Groups in Uganda, and as health crisis can turn into a human rights crisis. Learn about her research here.
Hannah Joy Sachs, a Senior Fellow and Communications and Community Manager at Humanity Action discussed “Yellow Peril” in the Age of COVID-19, sharing her experiences and observations concerning the recent rise in anti-Asian racism. Read the “Yellow Peril” article here.
The fight with COVID is further visible in the work of many Landecker Democracy Fellows.
Dr Asha Shajahan, a 2020 Landecker Fellow, helped to form a campaign to combat misinformation around the Covid-19 vaccination. The #ThisIsOurShot initiative brings together resources which include a coalition of ‘healthcare heroes,’ education on how to have compassionate conversations, evidence-based posts for social media to share information.
Reshma Persaud, another 2020 Landecker Fellow, joined forces with the IRC and organized a one day vaccine clinic for 150+ refugee clients. Learn more about the action here.
To learn more about what the Humanity in Action community does to reflect on the COVID-19 situation, and how our Fellows and Senior Fellows tirelessly continue to make this world more just and safe, visit this page devoted to COVID-19.