A talk by Ruby Mahoney and Ayano Ishimura, A Climate To Thrive.
Women are increasingly in leadership roles, innovating sustainable approaches to scarcity, and building community around local solutions. Join the McGillicuddy Humanities Center on select Thursdays at 2 p.m. throughout the semester to hear perspectives from women working to reshape their discipline and community with innovative media, decolonization strategies, renewable energy programs, and activism.
Mahoney is a junior at Mount Desert Island High School and a prominent member of their ECO Team. Eager to make the world around her a better place, she’s worked with various local and national political and environmental justice organizations, including Sunrise Movement and A Climate To Thrive. She volunteered for the re-election campaign of junior senator and co-writer of the Green New Deal, Ed Markey-MA) in 2020 and plans to continue working as an organizer and activist.
Ayano Ishimura is a passionate and active environmental advocate and visual artist. She is currently a Senior at Mount Desert Island High School in Bar Harbor Maine and is the Co-President of her school’s ECO Team. She has worked on a variety of projects such as declaring a Climate Emergency in her town and expanding solar energy statewide, to strive towards climate justice in Maine. She takes inspiration from nature and fellow youth members to find creative and collaborative solutions to the climate crisis.
Organized by Dr. Katie Glover from the Climate Change Institute, and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, through a McGillicuddy Humanities Center faculty grant. Part of the MHC’s 2020-2021 symposium on “The Story of Climate Change.”
Free and open to the public with registration. Click here.