Women’s History Month 2021
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Week Two: March 8-12
- March 8th Women's History Month: Suffrage Panel
Week Three: March 15-19
- March 16th Women's History Month: Kirkland Panel
Week Five: March 29 - April 2
- March 31st Women's History Month: Women in Climate Justice Panel
As part of Women’s History Month, Sunrise Movement Hamilton College, a student organization dedicated to climate justice policy for the college, New York, and the US, hosted Women & Climate, a panel of local activists and experts to discuss their experiences as a woman in the climate movement and how climate change impacts women. The panelists included Kavya Crasta ’21, who recently graduated with an interdisciplinary concentration in Law and Social Justice Studies, and Maggie Reilly and Mona Perrotti, who co-lead the Climate Crisis Working Group for Indivisible Mohawk Valley. The panel was moderated by Izzy Rutkey ’22, a hub coordinator for Sunrise Hamilton.
With years of experience between the panelists, they discussed their journeys to get involved in climate justice activism, past projects, and their inspirations. The panelists also talked about what gives them hope for the future and how women, particularly BIPOC women, bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change.