ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“As a leader of an inclusion-oriented student group that holds humble leadership and understanding of others dear, I see empathy as the core of all of my work. In a patriarchal world where dominance and power are prized, I find that understanding and living for others brings value to my life and the lives of those around me. I am honored to be held to the high standards of the UN and strive for global change.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The purpose of Voices For Women is to empower, educate and uplift women, their allies, and anyone oppressed by the same system that maintains inequalities and injustices. Voices For Women will work works Global Human Rights and Gender Equality through organizing inclusive meetings, engaging events, and community outreach. This semester we are striving to fundraise over 3,000 individual menstrual care products and sustainable, reusable menstrual care products such as period cups and underwear. This will be enough to support approximately 60 women for 3+ periods. We will partner with other student groups and put on 3 combined events to demonstrate intersectionality and bring together the campus community. To quantify outreach, we intend to reach at least 150 students at these events, however we expect the impact to be broader.
About the Millennium Fellow
Elizabeth Berry is a senior at Rollins College double majoring in Psychology and Spanish. She is also a member of the Varsity Rowing Team, the Vice President of Accountability for PanHellenic, the House Manager of AOII, and, as relates to this project, a Co-President of Voices For Women, the Feminist organization on campus. Elizabeth is pursuing a future career in therapy. One of her favorite quotes is, “I have never considered compassion a finite resource. I would not want to live in a world where such was the case.” -Roxane Gay
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