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A Hopeful Take on Climate Change With “Everything is Connected: A Collection of Stories, Most Weird, Many True”

Written on:October 10, 2017
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Washington College
CHESTERTOWN, MD—October 10, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017 experience the artful, playful, outrageously funny, and deeply moving storytelling craft of Peterson Toscano in his comedic performance, Everything is Connected: A collection of stories, most weird, many true. Connecting issues and ideas to bizarre personal experiences, literature, science, and even the odd Bible story, Peterson transforms right before your eyes into a whole cast of comic characters who explore the serious worlds of gender, sexuality, privilege, religion and environmental justice.

This performance will take place in Decker Theatre at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Photo: Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano – Promotional Photo

As someone concerned with human rights, Toscano has taken on climate change as his primary focus as he considers LGBTQ, faith, and comic responses to the climate crisis. He does not dole out the typical gloom and doom, shame, and guilt global warming messages. Instead, he infuses his work with hope. He challenges audiences to pursue community building as he helps them connect climate change to everything from immigration to a cup of coffee. He curates the Climate Stew Website (https://climatestew.com/) and is the host of Citizens’ Climate Radio (ccl.podbean.com/category/citizens-climate-radio/). To learn more about Peterson Toscano, visit www.petersontoscano.com.

For information about the event contact Jamie Frees at 410-810-7162, jfrees2@washcoll.edu. This event is sponsored by the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College, the Cater Society of Junior Fellows, Intercultural Ambassadors and Office of Intercultural Affairs, Student Government Association, Student Environmental Alliance, EROS, TaNGO, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Mid-Shore Maryland Chapter of PLFAG.

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