Second Annual DePauw Dialogue Keynote Speaker to be Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington


As spring break approaches, so does the second annual DePauw Dialogue. The program began last year to create a setting in which students, faculty and staff could discuss issues of diversity and inclusion on campus. For this year’s Dialogue, the planning committee has chosen Dr. Rev. Jamie Washington as the keynote speaker.

Washington is considered one of the leading voices of social activism in the nation. He received his doctorate in college student development from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a Master of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity.

Washington is the founder and president of the Social Justice Training Institute and Washington Consulting Group, a multicultural organizational development firm.  In addition, Washington has held leadership positions in The Campaign to End Homophobia and the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum.

To set this year’s Dialogue apart from its former, Student Life has planned additional workshops centered the “ism’s,” sexual orientation and mental and physical capabilities. Participants can choose which workshops they would like to take part in.

Nearly 200 students, faculty and staff members have volunteered to help facilitate conversations. DePauw Dialogue will take place on Wednesday, April 6.