Winter 2017| Posse New Orleans Quarterly


Bard Alumna Earns Humanity in Action Fellowship

This summer, Angie Del Arca, a member of Bard College’s first graduating Posse from New Orleans, gained valuable experience as a Humanity in Action (HIA) Fellow. The highly selective award offers participants the opportunity to travel and study human rights on an international level.

Angie’s HIA cohort journeyed to Warsaw, Poland, and focused on the contemporary and historical human rights challenges facing the country. The experience increased her understanding of the role of the Catholic Church in Polish politics, the controversial new Law & Justice party platform, and how Islamophobia and anti-Semitism affect Poland.

As a capstone to her experience abroad, Angie will complete an Action Project, a hands-on initiative inspired by her fellowship experience. Angie is pursuing a career in the film and digital media/communications industries. She hopes to tie her Action Project into those interests.

“I know so much more about the field of human rights and have a better understanding of post-communist countries and their crucial role in the EU and European affairs,” she says. Angie also added that she is “definitely more interested” in human rights work as a result.

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