USD Hosts Toscano for Keynote Address

Photo of Peterson Toscano. The University of South Dakota will host Peterson Toscano April 17 in Old Main’s Farber Hall at 7 p.m.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will host Peterson Toscano April 17 in Old Main’s Farber Hall at 7 p.m. for a joint keynote address for the Diversity Symposium and Earth Days celebration sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Department of Sustainability and Environment.

”We are excited to have a joint keynote address this year because it helps to show the intersectionality between social justice and environmental sustainability,” says Meghann Jarchow, chair of sustainability and environment.

Toscano speaks on a range of topics including LGBTQ issues, privilege, religion, and climate change. He has been featured in the New York Times, People Magazine, the Tyra Banks Show, and NPR Morning Edition. Peterson is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and The Porch magazine.

His essay, “Transgender Gender During Passover,” appears in the Lambda Award winning anthology, “Gender Outlaws—The Next Generation.” Peterson is the host of Citizens Climate Radio. His film, “Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible,” is currently moving through film festival process in North America, Europe, and Africa. He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his husband, Glen Retief.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on Earth Days, visit Greening Vermillion.

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