Friend in Residence
Haverford's Friend in Residence program brings gifted and experienced Quakers to campus for extended interactions with students, staff faculty, and the community. The aim is to stimulate reflection on the connections between academic pursuits and "letting one's life speak."
The purpose of the Friend in Residence program is to enrich the educational experience for Haverford's students, deepen the school's appreciation of its Quaker roots and strengthen the College's connections within the broader Quaker community.
Sponsored by the President's Office and the Quaker Affairs Office.
Peterson Toscano - March 18-April 7, 2013
Peterson Toscano is a gay theatrical performance activist who uses comedy, Biblical scholarship, and storytelling to address social justice concerns. He spent 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting to change and suppress his same-sex orientation and gender difference until he finally came out gay in 1999. Since 2003 he has traveled throughout North America, Europe, and Africa performing in diverse venues and speaking in the media. He writes and presents plays and lectures that explore LGBTQ issues, faith, sexism, racism, violence and gender. His work on gender variance and the Bible has garnered much attention and praise from Bible scholars. He lectures and performs at seminaries, academic conferences, and colleges as well as theaters.
Public Events Schedule
(in addition, Peterson will be visiting classrooms, student groups, and meeting with students individually. To schedule an opportunity with Peterson for yourself or with your student group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Sunday, March 17||Arrive on Campus|
|Monday, March 18||12:00 - 1:30 pm --Welcome Lunch. Bryn Mawr room, Haverford Dining Center. All Welcome. RSVP Requested.|
|Wednesday, March 20||10:00 - 10:30am -- Meeting for Worship Multicultural Center Stokes 106|
|Thursday, March 21||Visiting students at Temple University.|
|Friday, March 22||7:00 - 9:00 pm -- Event with Haverford Friends Meeting|
|Saturday, March 23||
10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Climate Change Summit: The Science, the Politics, and the Activism.
|Sunday, March 24||Quaker Student Spring Retreat at Pendle Hill|
|Wednesday, March 27||
10:00 - 10:30am -- Meeting for Worship Multicultural Center Stokes 106
8:00 - 10:00 pm -- Training on Nurturing Religious Diversity on Campus Peer Awareness Facilitators
|Friday, March 29||5:00 - 8:00 pm -- Potluck and presentation at Green St Friends Meeting|
|Saturday, March 30||Mid-Morning -- Brunch with Evergreen Worship Group, Chestnut Hill Friends|
|Sunday, March 31||12:00 Noon -- Easter Sunday Worshoip QuAC|
|Wednesday, April 3||10:00 - 10:30 am -- Meeting for Worship Multicultural Center Stokes 106|
|Friday, April 5||7:00 pm - President’s Social Justice Series Stokes Auditorium Transfigurations|
|Sunday, April 7||12:00 Noon -- Worship with QuAC|