ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT LINZY ROSEN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Colby College | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 1

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" Community organizing and building are central to my work in the menstrual justice space and beyond. I am excited to grow as a community organizer and strategist as a Millennium Fellow and connect with other leaders on my campus and in the greater Maine community. I aspire to cultivate lifelong connections during the Fellowship and gain inspiration and insight as I foster my advocacy and social impact abilities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Mapping Maine Menstrual Equity

This project seeks to explore how accessible free menstrual products are to the public across the state of Maine and generate a list of resources specific to menstrual product access. There is currently no database or quick way for menstruating individuals to find free product locations in their communities. This initiative seeks to amplify the issues of menstrual equity and justice by highlighting existing community resources-- and the gaps that may be present. In this project, 36 Maine-based homeless shelters, clinics, and day-centers across 23 towns and 14 counties were surveyed to capture the accessibility of free menstrual products. Each facility was asked whether they carry period products if there is a specific limit to how many can be taken per person, and if they supply period products to walk-in clients.

About the Millennium Fellow

Linzy Rosen is a senior at Colby College in Maine where she studies environmental policy with a focus on public health. Prior to transferring to Colby, Rosen attended Brandeis University, where she discovered her passion for menstrual equity and co-founded the University’s first menstrual justice club. Rosen has tackled menstrual equity by spearheading “stigma smashing” events at Brandeis and Colby, leading several successful service projects, and conducting research on period product accessibility. Rosen aspires to pursue a career in environmental justice focused on uplifting community voices and legislation to reduce pollution and advance UN Sustainable Development Goals.