Power, Privilege, and Polar Bears: Queer Response to Climate Change

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For the Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference at Bloomsburg University, Peterson will explore queer responses to climate change.

What issue touches the things we are most passionate about: coffee, pets, and LGBTQ issues? Surprise! Global Warming. It’s not just about polar bears and grandchildren; it’s also about social justice issues affecting people of color, LGBTQ youth and adults, immigrants, and more. Queer comic and human rights activist Peterson Toscano reveals how LGBTQ people are directly affected by climate change and how we are desperately needed to develop bold, creative, and new approaches to the biggest problem in the world. Through interactive discussion, exercises, and thought experiments better understand how you are needed on this new earth.

Sunday November 5, 2017 9:30 am-10:30 am McCormick Center 1303

Register for the conference: Reunion: Return, Reconnect, Respond

Peterson's unique history and experiences along with his method of delivery created a fantastic and engaging experience for our students, faculty and staff, as well as local community members. His ability to weave an engaging message about religion, gender & sexual identity, & climate change is a great opportunity to take a holistic and creative lens to how all these issues are interconnected and woven together. If you are considering bringing him to you campus stop considering and just do it, you are sure not to be disappointed.

Dave Barbier
, Sustainability Coordinator at University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point


Read Peterson’s article: In the Same Boat, Not on the Same Deck

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