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.
Webinar: How the State Manufactured the Refugee Crisis and the Importance of Social Solidarity and Action
Landecker Fellow Iason Apostolopoulos is invited to talk on a webinar hosted by the social center "Nosotros." This Athens-based group has invited Iason along with other human rights activists who worked on the front-lines of the refugee crisis in the Greek islands.
Article on Noufel Bouzeboudja's Landecker Fellowship Project
VAVA innova, a news outlet dedicated to Kabyle news, wrote an article on Landecker Fellow Noufel Bouzeboudja. In it, they describe the Landecker fellowship and Noufel's project.
A Crisis Within a Crisis; Refugees facing Covid-19
Landecker Fellow Iason Apostolopoulos was a panelist on the webinar titled "A Crisis Within a Crisis; Refugees facing Covid-19." Iason is the Rescue Team Coordinator of "Mediterranea Saving Humans," an Italian Association that is active in the Central Mediterranean Sea.
The First Speech Writing School in Scotland
Landecker Fellow Laura Westring's project, the Caledonia School of Speech Writing, was featured in a Insider article. She plans on establishing Scotland's first ever Speech Writing School.
“Go Back to Your Country”: How I Felt as I Watched the Election Night Unfolded
Landecker Fellow Asha Shajahan describes her observations and feelings during the night of election day, 2020.
Landecker Fellow Evein Obulor's article published by Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung
In her piece for Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, Landecker Democracy Fellow Evein encourages to city of Heidelberg to discuss racism and its colonial history more publicly and critically.
How D.C.’s Museums Plan to Preserve the New Era of Protest
In this interview with Atlas Obscura, Senior Fellow Tsione Wolde-Michael discusses how museums in Washington D.C. are documenting protests in the wake of George Floyd's murder, as they happen.
Theatre Communications Group Announces New Recipients of Global Connections Program
Senior Fellow Roo George-Warren receives On the Road Grant for his work with Annalisa Dias with Sámi Center for Contemporary Art in Norway.