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December 16, 2020 Wednesday 04:38:54 PM IST

Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity welcomes 2021 cohort

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Eighteen leaders from Australia and New Zealand with a background in Indigenous social change have been selected for the 2021 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program, hosted by the University of Melbourne. The majority of the cohort – 12 from Australia and six from New Zealand – are Indigenous. Fellows include practitioners in the environment, community,  banking, journalism, a deputy school principal, consultants, executives, a dancer and government policy analysts. One of seven Atlantic Fellows hubs around the world, the University of Melbourne hub focuses on Indigenous social equity. The other hubs in the USA, Asia, Africa and the UK focus on racial, health, brain health and economic equity. The program features an intensive year of study and social change projects, followed by lifelong membership to a global community. For 2021, a new postgraduate qualification has been introduced as part of the fellowship: the Master of Social Change Leadership (MC-SCL).

This is the third cohort since the program started. The program ran in 2018 and 2019 but did not operate in 2020. The 2021 cohort join 31 AFSE alumni and a community of 500 global senior Atlantic Fellows, which will grow to a global, connected and resourced community of more than 2500 fellows by 2036.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity is one of the seven global and interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs to which the foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, has committed more than $US660 million worldwide.

Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who work in Indigenous social equity are able to apply for an AFSE fellowship. Information on the 2021 cohort of AFSE Fellows can be found at socialequity.atlanticfellows.org/our-fellows.

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