Lightbulb: Join me + international social justice movers & shakers of HIA in Berlin (June 30-July 3)

Are you anywhere near the fine city of Berlin on June 30-July 3?

There will be an inspiring, intergenerational, international bunch of movers and shakers gathering at the sold out Humanity In Action annual conference.

It’s being held in collaboration with the  Bertelsmann Foundation (thanks Bertelsmann!) and there will be workshops, trainings, dinners, debates, after parties, lectures on journalism, fundraising, diversity training,  etc.

HiA is an international educational organization which educates, inspires and connects 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.

Although the conference is sold out, HiA fellows tend to gather after hours to dine and drink and debate global goings on. Drop me a line and I’ll try to loop you in (HelloPhilanthroMeme [at]

Highlight keynotes to give you a sense of HiA:

  • “Could the Arab Spring Bring a Transatlantic Fall?”
    Steve Clemons, New America Foundation and Cem Özdemir, Co-Chair, German Green Party
  • “Changing the World through Small Acts of Resistance: Courageous Acts, Past and Present”
    Steve Crawshaw, Amnesty International
  • “A Feminist’s Perspective on Islam in Europe”
    Malika Hamidi, European Muslim Network
  • “Being a Witness in the Digital Age”
    Sameer Padania, Consultant, former director of “the Hub” at WITNESS

To learn more about the HiA fellowship, or just check out the superfly new knowledge center of the latest research from HiAers, go to:

For future reference: if you are or if you know any brilliant college students or recent graduates in the US and the HiA program countries in Europe, please encourage them to apply for the fellowship next summer to get connected with this incredible community.

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