Landecker Democracy Fellows' News
Keep up-to-date on the work of our Landecker Democracy Fellows
Landecker Democracy Fellows are change-makers based in the EU, UK, and USA with innovative ideas to form unique and lasting ties among communities that are increasingly drifting apart. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they build bridges through projects that enable our societies to unpack and address historic and contemporary systems of inequality. In partnership with the Alfred Landecker Foundation, we launched The Landecker Democracy Fellowship to support 30 young professionals and visionaries in realizing their project ideas that strengthen democracy in times of COVID-19. The following news items highlight the work our Fellows do in their respective communities.
Book Publication: "Schwarz wird großgeschrieben"
Landecker Democracy Fellow Evein Obulor is publishing the collection of works by 20 Black FLINTAs (Women, Lesbian, Inter, Nonbinary, Trans, Agender) called "Schwarz wird großgeschrieben" (Black is capitalized). The book will be published on September 27th, 2021.
Online Talk: "From The Metropolis To The Town - The Role Of Urban Spaces In The Fight Against Racism"
Landecker Democracy Fellow Evein Obulor will participate in an online talk about the role of cities in supporting the creation of anti-racist and inclusive societies. The talk is held by "Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa" and will take place on Wednesday, May 12th at 6pm CEST.
Op-Ed: We Should Think Differently About the Preservation of Racist Monuments
Landecker Fellow Tsione Wolde-Michael wrote an Op-Ed about the preservation of racist monuments in the United States.Tsione describes the different considerations that curators need to think about when deciding which pieces to not only acquire but conserve.
Flavia Matei's "Labor dispute and care" wins SozialMarie award
Landecker Democracy Fellow Flavia Matei's project "Labor dispute and care" has won the SozialMarie award for social innovation.
Livecast 'Reinventing Democratic Spaces': Amsterdam Action Academy
May 5th is Dutch Liberation Day. Every year, we remind ourselves that we need to protect our freedom as well as our democracy and that – regardless of how strong a democratic society seems – it cannot be taken for granted. In light of this, Humanity in Action hosted a discussion on the issue of "Reinventing Democratic Spaces" as a part of the Amsterdam Action Academy.
Making Common Ground Podcast - April 2021 Episodes
Landecker Democracy Fellow Catherine Neilan's podcast Making Common Ground launched in January 2021. Catherine, a journalist who currently serves as Politics Live Editor at the Telegraph, created this podcast with the goal of creating in-depth conversations amongst different groups of people.
A Nation in Throes of Pandemic: The People of India Don’t Deserve This, Nobody Does
Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Shajahan wrote an article in the American Kahani that addresses the worsening COVID-19 situation in India due to misinformation and conspiracy theories. She also discusses how everyone can help improve the situation by better proofing information before spreading it and conducting due diligence on organizations before supporting them or amplifying their messages.
Landecker Fellow Nushin Yazdani in Forbes: “Intersectionality, Inequity And Imminence Of AI: A Human Perspective”
Landecker Fellow Nushin Yazdani was recently cited in an article written by Hessie Jones titled “Intersectionality, Inequity And Imminence Of AI: A Human Perspective” for the Forbes website.