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Shades of Color Conference March 25

The 2011 Shades of Color Conference, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, takes place Friday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Elliott University Center.

The theme for the plenary session is “Many Voices, One Vision: Liberty and Justice for All” with the Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington as keynote speaker. Washington will address the question of how to create learning, work and community spaces that value us all.

Additional sessions include “Black and White Masculinities within the Southern U.S.”, “Human Rights and Globalization: The Example of Spain’s Transition to Democracy and its Global Implications” and the Kaleidoscope Peer Facilitation Intergroup Dialogue Program. The day concludes with an interactive workshop titled “One More River to Cross: Intersections of Race, Religion and Sexual Orientation.”

Shades of Color, now in its 13th year, aims to create a safe, empowering, inclusive space for all community members of UNCG to discuss, reflect on and mobilize around issues of multiculturalism

The conference is free and open to the public.

Washington serves as the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm based in Baltimore, Md. He is also a senior consultant with The Equity Consulting Group of California, and Elsie Y. Cross and Associates out of Philadelphia. Washington has served as an educator and administrator in higher education for more than 20 years. He most recently served as the assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

Washington has been an instructor in sociology, American studies and education, and an assistant professor of women’s studies at UMBC. A native Philadelphian, he earned his B.S. degree in therapeutic recreation and music from Slippery Rock State College, and a double master’s of science degree from Indiana University/Bloomington in higher education administration and counseling, with a concentration in human sexuality. He holds a Ph.D. in college student development, with a concentration in multicultural education, from the University of Maryland. Washington completed his Master of Divinity program at Howard University School of Divinity.

Washington has held leadership positions in ACPA, NASPA, ACHUO-I, MACUHO, MCPA, APA, NGLTF, The Campaign to End Homophobia and the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum. Washington is a lead faculty member with the LeaderShape Institute and the National Certified Student Leader Program

Visit http://maf.dept.uncg.edu/SOCC/ for more details and registration.

Contact mark_villacorta@uncg.edu for additional information.

By Michelle Hines