A Queer Response to Climate Change — What Would Walt Whitman Do?
BTS Summer Arts Series Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:00-8:30 pm (Eastern) • via Zoom
Performance artist, queer Bible scholar, and on-line content creator, Peterson Toscano tackles the biggest issue of them all – global warming – and does so with a campy, thoughtful, mind expanding interactive performance designed especially for the Zoom platform.
He resurrects the spirit of Walt Whitman and makes connections to LGBTQ+ issues, the power of art, environmental justice, and much more. Travel to the past and the future as Peterson’s character transformations, creative thought experiments, and original multimedia.
You will laugh and learn, but most importantly your imagination will be unlocked to help you envision a better world as you consider your role in it.
Peterson Toscano is uniquely able to reach out to people through the power of story and comedy to bring a listener through the stages of denial, anger, bargaining, and depression all the way to inspiration and action. Even better, he is fun and engaging and highlights the value to be found in understanding and engaging with people with a different backgrounds and perspectives. The world would be a better place if everyone could listen to Peterson for an hour."
Read Peterson’s article Save the Unicorn! LGBTQ Responses to Climate Change
And See Peterson in action. He is a total shapeshifter.