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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT THERESA PORTER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Spelman College | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 8
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because, as the co-Chair of what was named SDSC, I want this organisation to get whatever resources it can to flourish. I want a greater presence in the AUC, so as to better support survivors and to better educate people who have mindsets that set them up to become sexual assaulters. I want to see SDSC thrive for years to come, as I understand new students will come into the walls of our institutions with those same mindsets, and I hope to catch the culture before it has a chance to be exhibited. I do the work I do because I want to do my part in eradicating rape culture in a place where we're taught to rely on one another. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: PARTNER
This organisation, in short, has dedicated itself to preventing sexual misconduct and promoting gender equality. For a longer, more in-depth description, see below:
PARTNER (Prevention, Advocacy, Rallying, Transparency, Navigating, Education, Response)
Our purpose is to raise awareness on the issues of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination. We serve students of the entire Atlanta University Consortium, survivors on these campuses, and students affected by gender discrimination on each individual campus. We aim to accomplish these goals through:
· Prevention – via peer education programs with trained student leaders
· Advocacy – via spreading awareness of and advocating for student and survivor resources
· Rallying – via direct and group-based support for student survivors
· Transparency – via fostering a relationship between students and Title IX administration
· Navigating – via hosting and/or seeking out space for students afflicted by violence and discrimination
· Education – via relaying information regarding campus-wide and federal legislation
· Response – via being a support system for survivors and those facing gender discrimination.
About the Millennium Fellow
I grew up as a military child. Going from one state to the next, one school to another, I was always able to get a grasp of the social climate relatively well. When I got to Spelman, one of the things that I couldn't quite grasp was how accepted rape culture was within the community. I joined what was called SDSC to attempt to combat the lenience that both students and administrators displayed towards sexual offenders. In a collection of schools that repeatedly promote the importance of togetherness, I find it unacceptable that we uplift the tenants of rape culture.