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 MAEVE AISLING MARIANNE FLAHERTY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Columbia University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 9

" As a Millennium Fellow, I will be part of a diverse group of student activists and leaders. I am excited to learn from them, and to share my own passion for sanitation and public health. The Millennium Fellowship is an exciting opportunity to grow with other young leaders from across the world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: NYC Restrooms4All

NYCRestrooms4All is a campaign to open private restrooms in NYC businesses for public use. The need for publicly accessible restrooms is felt by millions every week, and most acutely by marginalized populations such as the homeless, those with disabilities, the elderly, and parents who are pregnant or caring for small children. By gaining legislative and popular support for this proposal, the Fellows hope to secure the right to safe and free sanitation for all of New York's residents and visitors.
By the end of the Project, they hope to secure the support of at least two City Council members for their policy proposal, and to build their public brand through a new promotional video, a blog series, and an awareness raising event which will unite several of the most prominent organizations from the sphere of sanitation activism.

About the Millennium Fellow

Maeve Flaherty is a writer and activist dedicated to providing all people with a dignified and healthy life. She studies English literature and history (specializing in international political history) at Columbia University.

She is a contributing writer for the Columbia Political Review, and a former Summer Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, a progressive think tank. She was the Center Director for the Roosevelt@Columbia Human Rights Center. As Center Director, she co-led a successful campaign advocating for Barnard College to divest from Aramark, a dining provider that profited off of the prison-industrial complex. She co-organized a campus-wide boycott of the dining hall that caused Barnard to change dining providers.

She is the founder and president of NYC Restrooms4All, a coalition advocating for more public bathrooms in New York City. She believes that access to sanitation is a human right, and essential to living a dignified life.

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