A Queer Response to Climate Change (Mansfield University)


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Mirror, Mirror on the wall, what is the queerest issue of them all?

Seriously? Climate Change?!?

IMG_2757Comic and LGBTQ activist Peterson Toscano takes on the biggest issue of them all–global warming–and does so with humor, heart, and with a view to saving the humans.

Drawing on his hilarious characters, Peterson makes connections between LGBTQ issues, environmental justice, and climate change. Filled with hope, Peterson will give you a positive vision of the future as he inspires you to take your role in it

Peterson Toscano offers a presentation that is guaranteed to expand your thinking, give you hope, and provide direction for you and your community in the face of big changes on our little planet. Oh and he’s funny too. Discover your role on our new earth and learn how LGBTQ folks and communities already have experiences and resources that we can draw on in the midst of our current and growing climate crisis. It’s time for the ultimate makeover!

 

For the past decade, Peterson Toscano has dug deeply into the intersection of faith and queer culture, coming up with pieces that are incisive, explanatory, thoughtful, kind to all parties, and moving. He has paired these performances with lectures and discussions that draw in viewers of all sorts of backgrounds, getting them to truly engage with the material.

Ben Guaraldi
, Filmmaker

 

 

The speaker tonight was unlike any speaker I have ever encountered. He managed to keep his audience captivated, engaged, and humored while discussing a serious current issue... Instead of scaring his audience into believing about climate change and feeling guilty...he requested that his audience refocus, remember, and respond.

Student
, Simpson College

 

 

Through the lens of relatable, endearing and hilarious characters we found ourselves considering the intersections between LGBTQ justice and climate change, what we can learn from the LGBTQ struggle for justice and the infinite resources available to us through these relationships.

Erin Pratt
, Program Director, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

 

 


quakerman-sA Queer Response to Climate Change

Wednesday April 27, 2016 7:30 PM

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

5 Swan Street, Mansfield, PA 16933

Sponsored byStudent Activities, the Honors Program at Mansfield University, and the Institute of Science and the Environment

Want a sample? Check out these clips from Peterson’s Climate Stew Show.


 

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