The Millennials Project is a 501(c)(3) certified nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women by addressing a root cause of inequality and gender-based violence: men and images of masculinity that hinder our path toward gender equality.
The organization was founded in 2009 by Christian Guerrier, a feminist raised in Haiti by a strong mother and his inspiration for the cause. Today, Guerrier lives in Miami, where he has dedicated himself to ending violence against women through grassroots advocacy campaigns targeting the negative stereotypes of masculinity.
His goal – and the goal of this organization – is to create an even playing field for the sexes. While we are starting in Miami, we plan to expand and one day fund a school for underprivileged girls in Guerrier’s home city of Port-au-Prince.
We are targeting the generation known as the “Millennials,” those born between 1979 and 2000. This generation is confident, tech-savvy, and – most importantly – open to change.
Meet Our Team
Christian Guerrier, Founder
Christian Guerrier, Jr. is an ardent advocate for gender equality. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he immigrated to Miami at the age of 16 in search of better opportunities: and that’s where his journey of self-discovery began.
Guerrier graduated from Miami Norland Senior School then attended Miami Dade college. There he was recruited by a modeling agency, later appearing in various European magazines, extras in movies including Out of Time with Denzel Washington, and prints with Coca-Cola and Heineken.
On October 29, 2002, he changed trajectories and decided to dedicate his life to the service of his community in Miami. On the news, he watched a boat full of Haitian women and children landed on the shores of Miami. He returned to the U.S. and volunteered for Haitian Women of Miami and Big Brother, Big Sister for seven years. In 2009, he founded the Millennials Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending all forms of violence against women and increasing opportunities for girls.
Since founding the Millennials Project, he has recruited more than 2,000 men as allies against domestic violence. He hopes to recruit 25,000 men into the movement by 2016 and then expand throughout the country.
Lisemene Pexcer is the driving force behind the Millennials Project. Born on November 16, 1959, in a small town in Haiti’s countryside, Pexcer always dreamed of having a better life and an education. Instead, Pexcer was forced to cook and clean and take care of her home and brothers.
At 12 years old, she left home for Port-au-Prince. She saved money from doing odd jobs as a maid and later started her own business. Today, Pexcer is a passionate advocate for education and equality. She instilled her values into her three sons, one of whom is Christian Guerrier.
The disadvantages faced by women disproportionately increase overall poverty, domestic abuse, and incarceration. We at the Millennials Project are committed to providing girls with the chances so many women, like Pexcer, never had. Our quest has only intensified after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.