ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT NADYA MIROSLAVA RODRIGUEZ BARRIOS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Tecnológico de Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" Being a Millennium Fellow is such great opportunity to help and have an impact on others and also made the topic known and respected. Being empathetic about the discrimination and problems the LGBT community goes through is necessary. Small movements in community have a huge impact on their surroundings, and I wanna be able to create a better environment, that would also create a chain of change towards a better world and understanding of others. Is important to recognize that every single human being deserves to be treated with respect, no matter the differences among one another. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: AIRE
The Association for Integration, Respect and Equality (AIRE) is the student group that represents the LGBT+ community in Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. We make events that go from group activities and conferences in order to create a safe space for members of the community, allowing them to be themselves. These also open to everyone as long as they show respect since we do not tolerate discrimination against anyone. Educate others is also important, that is why we have some open sessions about LGBT theory. AIRE creates opportunities, that is why we made a meal scholarship to students, events that allow people express themselves without being judged, and one of the most important, the Lavender Graduation, being the first one in Latinamerica. Yearly there is a conference called 'COLORES' where topics on gender, sexuality and equality, focusing on LGBT+ are discussed by experts and people willing to share their experiences.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nadya Rodriguez is currently an Undergraduate majoring of International Relations. Their main interests are topics related to immigration, social justice and human rights, which are the focus of their investigations and projects, such as working with local ONG's and social organizations in similar topics. One of their goals is to be able to teach others the importance of empathy, respect and justice, and to also help them feel better about who they are, without facing discrimination.