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Humanity in Action: International Human Rights Fellowship Info Session & Film Screening

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 6PM-8PM

Orozco Room, 66 West 12th Street, 7th Floor

Please join Humanity in Action and The New School for an information session on the Humanity in Action Fellowship followed by a screening Just People: A Quest for Social Souls with Independent Minds, a film produced by Humanity in Action and directed by acclaimed Dutch filmmaker Annegriet Wietsma.

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students to study human rights and to produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and stand up for democratic values.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship will begin in Washington, DC on May 27, 2013 at the Council on Foreign Relations and subsequently take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw from June 1 to June 30, 2013. Applications for the 2013 Humanity in Action Fellowship are due on January 10, 2013. Learn more at

Just People Wietsma’s film essay explores the challenges and complexities of being an independent individual while cooperating in a social group – how not to be a bystander, how to dare to stand out from the crowd. The film connects past and present in a stunning global fabric of images and thoughts, leaving the final question to the viewers: What would you like to be, a just person or just a person? Learn more at