GIS Seminar: In The Same Boat Together?

Peterson Toscano, RIT Seminar

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.

RIT Department of Sustainability

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Sustainability Institute Hall
GIS Auditorium (room 1130)

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested


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