When it comes to sustainability, environmental issues, the effects of climate change, and even living a “greener lifestyle,” people in the U.S. have radically different experiences based on their class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. Peterson Toscano will guide participants through activities and discussions to unearth and explore ways the environmental movement can be more aware of and engaged in justice work. Discover how your climate change work can be more accessible and relevant to more people. Explore how you can deepen the work you do within an intersectional framework. Come away with fresh ideas of how to communicate your values and find common ground with others already engaged in social change. Using storytelling, comedy, and interactive discussion, Peterson will help you better understand the vital role of environmental justice in the work we do.
Speaker: Peterson Toscano - playwright, actor, Bible scholar, blogger, podcaster, climate change advocate, and gay activist
Meet a Quirky, Queer, Quaker Concerned with Climate. Through his one-person comedies and lively lectures, Peterson Toscano has delighted audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Africa as he takes on social justice concerns. His plays and talks humorously explore the serious topics of LGBTQ issues, sexism, racism, privilege, gender, and climate change.
When and Where
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Sustainability Institute Hall
GIS Auditorium (room 1130)
Open to the Public