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Congratulations! Kenneth Martin selected as 2018 Humanity in Action Fellow

Humanity in Action

Originally Posted: May 6, 2018

Humanity in Action has selected Southern Methodist University’s Kenneth Martin for one of the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States. 67 students and recent graduates were selected for the 2018 Fellowship programs out of an extremely competitive pool of 564 applicants from universities and colleges across the United States.

Martin will participate in the Warsaw Fellowship program. Martin will join Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine.

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore past and present examples of resistance to intolerance, with a goal of encouraging future leaders to be engaged citizens and responsible decision makers. Humanity in Action is an international educational organization headquartered in New York City.

Read the full press release below

May 6, 2018 — Humanity in Action is pleased to announce the names of the 2018 U.S. Humanity in Action Fellows. Humanity in Action Fellows are young leaders who are dynamic, entrepreneurial and passionate about changing the world.

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. We educate, inspire and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.

Pictured: 2015 Humanity in Action Fellows in the Paris program

The Humanity in Action fellowship programs are highly interdisciplinary and feature daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice relating to diverse societies.

Since 1999, Humanity in Action has engaged more than 1,800 Fellows in its transatlantic study programs focusing on human rights and minority issues—past and present—in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States. Humanity in Action Fellows have used the knowledge gained in the programs and inspiration from one another to make a difference in public service, journalism, medicine, law, education, the arts, business and grassroots action. Humanity in Action’s unique international network of leaders is a valuable resource to policy-makers, diplomats, educators, business leaders and civic-minded individuals and organizations. Humanity in Action supports all Fellows financially for the duration of their programs, allowing for the merit-based selection of diverse applicants.

Each 2018 Fellow will participate in one of Humanity in Action’s international fellowship programs:

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe take place from June 8 through July 8, 2018, in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. In each national program, an international group of undergraduate students and recent graduates from Europe and the United States explore the histories and contemporary politics of diversity in that country.

The John Lewis Fellowship is an American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship. The John Lewis Fellowship will engage 26 undergraduate students and recent graduates from Europe and the United States in daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. Fellows are required to build upon these far-reaching discussions on social issues after the program by producing Action Projects, which grapple with these issues in society.

Humanity in Action partnered with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., to develop the John Lewis Fellowship based upon a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship honors U.S. Representative John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit is an American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship focusing on the promise, failure and possibilities of social and economic progress in Detroit. The program explores the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program places special emphasis on democratic inclusion of marginalized groups, equitable development, social entrepreneurship and public health. Humanity in Action tasks the Fellows with challenging their own assumptions about race, class, development, health and equity among other fundamental issues.

Humanity in Action selected 67 Fellows for the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States from a highly competitive pool of 564 applicants.

Humanity in Action International Conference

The Fellows in the European programs will reconvene in Strasbourg, France at the end of the programs for the Ninth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference from July 5 to July 8, 2018. The 2018 International Conference will focus on the European Union as the largest global peace project and one of the primary mechanisms for economic, political, cultural cooperation and advancement of fundamental rights in Europe. More than 250 Fellows, Senior Fellows, board members, supporters and friends of the organization will convene at the European Parliament in Strasbourg to explore the complex dynamics of European identity, collective memory and remembrance, as well as political, economic and cultural collaboration.



Humanity in Action Fellows in European or Americans Programs

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Colin Burke  –  Yale University
Tanner Haughn  –  Colorado College
Payton Head  –  University of Missouri
Eva Jewett-Gatschet  –  University of San Francisco
Evelyn Mangold  –  University of Miami
Kendall Oehler  –  University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kevin Tang  –  City University of New York, Hunter College
Chelsea Thorpe  –  University of Georgia

Atlanta, United States (John Lewis Fellowship)
Laila Alvarez  –  Pitzer College
Rachel Atakpa  –  University of Kansas
Elle Enander  –  Centre College
Desmond Fonseca  –  Tufts University
Laurel Hiatt  –  University of Georgia
Abibat Iriafen  –  California Polytechnic
Sophie Kupetz  –  Brown University
Francesca Lupia  –  Stanford University
Larry Nguyen  –  University of Washington
Eugene Nuzzolillo  –  Duke University
Jasmine Rashid  –  Swarthmore College
Dariann Rickerson  –  City University of New York, Hunter College
Jesse Smith-Appelson  –  Florida State University
Kevin Solomon  –  Duke University
Yumika Takeshita  –  University of Chicago
Sloan Talbot  –  Duke University
Jianhang Xiao  –  State University of New York, Binghamton University
Carter Zenke  –  Duke University

Berlin, Germany
Ayan Goran  –  Villanova University
Marharyta Labkovich  –  City University of New York, Hunter College
Chante Mayers-Barbot  –  State University of New York, Albany
Adi Mittal  –  University of Pittsburgh
Raymond Moylan  –  Saint Louis University
Hannah Sachs  –  Davidson College
Erica Webb  –  University of Alabama, Birmingham

Copenhagen, Denmark
Nancy DeereTurney  –  Oklahoma State University, Tulsa
Nour Haikal  –  University of Houston
Magali Lapu  –  University of Georgia
Kendell Miller-Roberts  –  Southern Methodist University
Crystal Napoli  –  University of New Hampshire
Raphael Schoeberlein  –  Sarah Lawrence College
Terrie Soule  –  Pace University
Daria Sullivan  –  University of Pittsburgh

Detroit, United States
Alexis Brown – Wayne State University
Sophia Burns  –  Vassar College
Celeste Goedert  –  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Mark Haidar  –  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Hira Majeed  –  Wayne State University
Katja (Kathryn) Molinaro  –  University of Michigan
Jasmine Paul  –  The American University of Paris
Kristina Perkins  –  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Akash Raje  –  University of Virginia
Antonio Regulier  –  State University of New York, Fredonia
Lutalo Sanifu  –  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Kwabena Sarfo-Panin  –  Union Theological Seminary

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jamil Ahmed  –  City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Kathleen Brown  –  Northeastern University
Lucy Chin  –  Washington University, St. Louis
Lily Faust  –  Emory University
Detmer Kremer  –  Bates College
Matilda Ostow  –  Wesleyan University

Warsaw, Poland
Daisy Astorga-Gonzalez  –  Smith College
Anna Bachan  –  New York Univeristy
Meredith Blake  –  Harvard Extension School
May Lim  –  University of Washington
Bethanie Martin  –  Ball State University
Kenneth Martin  –  Southern Methodist University
Chelsea Racelis  –  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Teddy Wallace  –  Mississippi State University