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  • Artivism Civic Campaign - 2018 Sarajevo Fellowship

    Fellows created an "artivism" civic campaign as part of the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Sarajevo. What happens when citizens have the agency to represent their personal experiences in a city? What does a “map” look like when it is drawn/constructed by the people who inhabit the delineated space? What happens to a map when it encompasses themes beyond geography and… Read More

  • Elections and Voter Engagement Civic Campaign - 2018 Sarajevo Fellowship

    Fellows designed an educational board game to engage and educate students on the democractic processes of Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Sarajevo. Setting out to counter disinterest and powerlessness felt far too often by voters, particularly among the youngest demographic, Fellows from the Humanity in Action 2018 Sarajevo Fellowship program created… Read More

  • Media Literacy Civic Campaign - 2018 Sarajevo Fellowship

    Fellows created a media literacy campaign as part of the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Sarajevo. As a part of the Humanity in Action 2018 Sarajevo Fellowship, new Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the US and other parts of Europe created a civic campaign aimed at increasing media literacy after being astonished by the diversity of perspectives Bosnian citizens had on the same topics… Read More

  • Dangerous Times

    February 23, 2017 If I could create a New Yorker cover, I would start with a thousand humongous question marks floating in the cosmos. Four weeks into this administration we find ourselves in dangerous space. Trump invades our hopes and homes as he throws us off balance—day by day—delivering the unexpected and unimaginable in the political realm. By a bizarre combination of intent… Read More

  • Reigniting the Integration Conversation in the Netherlands Video

    Tahmina Ashraf, Kyra Fox, Louis Lainé, and Jamila Sallali wrote "Reigniting the integration conversation in the Netherlands" as part of the 2017 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Amsterdam. A recent report by the Dutch Council for Refugees found that there were more than 20,000 first-time asylum seekers to the Netherlands in 2016. According to the Ministry of Social Affairs and… Read More

  • What To Worry About in 2018

    December 27, 2017 Approaching the New Year, a recent message from the Council on Foreign Relations invited its members to the following discussion: What to Worry About in 2018. “Everything” was my immediate and hyper-anxious thought — since everything includes what cannot be predicted or imagined. However, with 2017 as the baseline, at the very least we can expect continued… Read More

    United States 2017
  • Hope and the Seeds of Democracy

    Judith S. Goldstein delivered this speech at the 2016 Humanity in Action New York Conference at The New School on October 22, 2016. Goldstein is the Founder and Executive Director of Humanity in Action, an international educational organization.  Humanity in Action is a non-profit and is non-partisan. That is our status, reaffirmed constantly by our board. However, we are meeting… Read More

  • Seeing America in Detroit

    In the early 20th century, Detroit held the key to the American Dream. Detroit was quintessentially American. The birthplace of the Model T represented the nation’s ambitions and spurred national progress through incredible industrial innovation. The automobile transformed the American landscape and ordinary ideas of property and community. The city’s contributions were hardly… Read More

    Detroit, Michigan
  • "Recipe" for Reconciliation: A Tale for Reparations

    Three hundred and fifty years of gradually intensifying colonization, interrupted by World War II, followed by “police actions” to regain control over Indonesia. Nearly 70 years later, neither side has a full account of what happened in 1945 - 1949. Scattered throughout Amsterdam are various Indonesian tokos and warungs, a leftover from the Dutch colonial history. The Netherlands… Read More

  • Gender, Identity and Human Rights Video

    Gender & Identity in the Global South  Week 1 – Gender, Identity and Human Rights There is no difference between sexual minorities struggle and other religious and ethnic minorities fighting for protection, recognition and equality. It is about the freedom to live a dignified life regardless of one’s sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion or… Read More

    Denmark 2015
    Lars Henriksen