We develop intense, stimulating educational programs for high-schoolers, college students and – recent – graduates. We support local and community – based initiatives and offer Professional Fellowships. We, moreover, organize public events and develop tailor-made trainings for larger audiences. Together with experts from academia, activism, the arts, journalism, politics and the corporate sector, we explore critical social justice issues in the Netherlands.
We believe in the power of diversity. We engage young people from various socio-economic, religious and cultural backgrounds.
The relationships between past and present, theory and practice are our points of departure. From a historical perspective, we examine the current challenges in our diverse society with a specific regard for human rights and, in particular, the rights of minorities. Our programs traditionally focus on the history of the Holocaust, the second world war, as well as the slavery and colonial past of the Netherlands. The program’s historical perspectives serve as a backdrop for contemporary conversations on matters of equality, civil rights, and personal freedom
Through our international network, we create professional opportunities for Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows.