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 HASAN MANSOOR MOHAMMED KHAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Tufts University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 6

" Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship offers much needed visibility for a growing number of LGBTQIA+ Muslim role models around the world. In working with local partners and peers at my university, I'm hopeful that we can learn from and strengthen each other's causes in a collective fight for universal recognition and upholding of human rights. I know that my identities are still yet controversial in much of the world, but with the right actions and direction, change is far from impossible. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Building Solidarity Among Queer Muslims

Our main goal is to create a support network and resources for queer Muslims of the Boston area who are college-age and younger. The dream is to be able to welcome young professionals and students to the area into a robust, existing scene of thriving queer Muslims who can rely on each other. Major steps towards achieving this include contacting and convincing the Muslim Student Associations (MSAs) of local colleges to openly support spaces for their school's queer Muslims to organize. From there, a number of these new groups would meet with each other to establish forthcoming relationships and to simply enjoy a space together as sexual, gender, and religious minorities. At this point, we hope to have supported each school's group in establishing stronger connections between their school's MSA and LGBT Center or equivalent. Finally, we'd expand the community to alumni, recent grads, and other young Muslims in the area.

About the Millennium Fellow

A junior at Tufts studying Child Development, Hasan Khan hails from Sharon, Massachusetts and is planning on going to medical school. He hopes to advocate for, organize, and tell the stories of LGBTQIA+ Muslims in the diaspora and around the world.

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