ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT IRENE FRANCO RUBIO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Arizona State University | Arizona, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 7

" As an advocate for social change, I believe in uplifting and fighting for social, racial, environmental justice in order to advance diverse communities of color around the world. As a young woman of color of Guatemalan and Mexican descent, I recognize the unique perspectives I bring to the table and hope to create a more inclusive world with justice for all. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Op-Ed: Digital Activism

By publishing at least 3 op-eds in nationally recognized publications that focus on a variety of social and racial justice issues, I hope to provide my perspective as a young person of color. Through this initiative, I will demonstrate the use of what it means to be a social justice in the media, to address my perspectives on a variety of issues by addressing current events, my personal experience, and showcase the type of activism that can be done, virtually.

About the Millennium Fellow

Irene Franco Rubio is an activist for social change, community organizer, writer, and change-maker based in Phoenix, Arizona. Irene is committed to advocating for diverse communities of color by uplifting diverse voices in the movement for social, racial, and environmental justice.

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