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 SOPHIA JEFFERY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Duke University | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" I am honored to organize with my fellow campus leaders as well as incredible students around the world. This program will elevate the urgent need for transformative change of our global capitalist systems. To fully address the environmental and humanitarian crises these systems have wrought, we need students to be leaders of mass action and reimagining of a just world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Duke University Endowment Justice
With Duke Climate Coalition, Sophia is seeking endowment justice which would mean that Duke University's billion dollar endowment is divested from police, prisons, the military, and fossil fuels, and other companies that are unjust and harmful. The goal is to gain widespread campus support for divestment and public outrage around Duke's perpetuation of systems of oppression by amassing 10,000 signatories, writing opinion editorials and news articles, creating informative social media content, organizing direct actions, and coalition building with student groups on campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sophia Jeffery is a junior at Duke University majoring in chemistry. Interfacing with local elected officials and organizing in Durham, she promoted a Green New Deal for Durham. With a coalition of colleges, she organized alumni actions to stop the Coastal Gas Link pipeline.