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An Honest Dialogue Across Race

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Bowen-Thompson Student Union, 201
Bowen-Thompson Student Union 1001 E Wooster St , Bowling Green, OH 43402

The entire campus and community is invited to join Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, current President of the American College Student Personnel Association (ACPA), for an honest dialogue across race. The session is designed to help participants move into deep, authentic conversation.

Topics of Discussion

  • Acknowledging the impact and power of coded language
  • Understanding of microaggressions and how they impact their targets
  • Interrupting (effectively) offensive language
  • Managing triggers as we converse across differences

Learn more about Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington is the President & Founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG). In October of 2015, WCG was named by the Economist as one of the Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants in the world. He is the President and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and the President of ACPA, American College Educators International. Dr. Washington has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 34 years.

Jamie is invested in working with colleges and universities to build capacity for greater inclusion in support of student learning and development. He works with campus leaders, staff, faculty and students to create a culture that values, respects and includes all of its members, while helping campuses to address the historical and residual impacts of exclusion. Leadership, Change Management and Social Justice Issues are at the core of his work.

He has received many awards and honors. Most recently he was honored with the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Legends of Excellence Award for his contribution to the lives and education of Black and LatinX faculty, staff and students. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Delta Kappa and a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Inc.

Dr. Washington earned his B.S. degree from Slippery Rock State College; a double Masters' of Science degrees from Indiana University/Bloomington; a Ph.D. is in College Student Development, from the University of Maryland College Park; and a Masters of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity.

He serves as the Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore and is the grandfather of seven and great uncle to seven.

He lives by the words of one of his favorite songs;

"If I can help somebody, as I pass along:  If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song. If I can show somebody, that he, she, zi or they, are traveling wrong. Then my living shall not be in vain."

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