Spring Tour 2017 Florida and the Southeast


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Touring as a Sustainable Practice

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While in North America, Peterson only travels by ground transportation

In an effort reduce travel and to lower costs for venues who host Peterson, he likes to work on a tour schedule. Fall 2015 he traveled to the Southwest and focused on Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Spring 2016 he spent a month in New England presenting at universities, schools, and places of worship. In and in fall 2016 he will tour in his home state of Pennsylvania

Florida and Beyond!

In spring 2017 Peterson hops on the train and heads down to Florida for the Southeastern Yearly Meeting of Quakers April 12-16. For two weeks before this event and two weeks after Peterson will tour Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina presenting at universities, schools, and places of worship.

Bring Peterson to your community

Peterson circa 2006

Peterson circa 2006

If you would like Peterson to come to your university, school, Quaker Meeting, church, or synagogue, let us know! His primary focus is to look at the intersections of justice and climate change through LGBTQ and faith lenses.

He offers various presentations including:

  • A Queer Response to Climate Change
  • Everything is Connected: An Evening of Stories, Most Weird, Many True
  • Climate Change–What’s Faith Got to Do with It?
  • Taking Matters into our own Hands–LGBTQ-Friendly Bible Stories

Peterson Toscano led a transformative lunch-time discussion exploring the intersection between race, justice, and climate change, focusing on environmental racism in disaster relief efforts. From beginning to end, Peterson made Bates students feel welcomed, supported, and hopeful - a task nearly impossible when discussing the climate crisis. Peterson Toscano, a true beam of light, touched hearts and minds as he equipped Bates students with the rhetorical tactics and perspective necessary to create a more equitable world, and for that we are so thankful!

Zsofia Duarte
, Bates College Student, Environmental Politics major

 

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

 

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

 

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