ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT THERESA PORTER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Spelman College l Georgia, USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 8

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because, as the co-Chair of what was named SDSC, I want this organization to get whatever resources it can to flourish. I want a greater presence in the AUC, so as to better support survivors and to better educate people who have mindsets that set them up to become sexual assaulters. I want to see SDSC thrive for years to come, as I understand new students will come into the walls of our institutions with those same mindsets, and I hope to catch the culture before it has a chance to be exhibited. I do the work I do because I want to do my part in eradicating rape culture in a place where we're taught to rely on one another.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Consenducation: By delving into the Atlanta University Consortium's peer groups, we will re-educate students in the AUC about sex and consent. The programs will aim to reach nearly 10,000 young Black students and eradicate the ideas of rape culture which plague the consortium.

Millennium Fellow

I grew up as a military child. Going from one state to the next, one school to another, I was always able to get a grasp of the social climate relatively well. When I got to Spelman, one of the things that I couldn't quite grasp was how accepted rape culture was within the community. I joined what was called SDSC to attempt to combat the lenience that both students and administrators displayed towards sexual offenders. In a collection of schools that repeatedly promote the importance of togetherness, I find it unacceptable that we uplift the tenants of rape culture.

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