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Rev. Jamie Washington to address Allies biennial meeting

By Alec Jennings
University News Service
April 17, 2009

Rev. Washington

Rev. Jamie Washington

Reverend Jamie Washington, founder of the Washington Consulting Group, will give two presentations as part of the biennial meeting of Allies of Texas State University-San Marcos on April 21.

The meeting will be in the LBJ Student Center on campus with the focus of addressing sexual orientation and its relationship with religion and race.

Washington will address faculty and staff in room 3-14 of the student center from 2:30-4 p.m. The presentation for students will be held in the LBJ Teaching Theater from 7-8:30 p.m. Both speeches, entitled “One More River to Cross: the Intersections of Race, Religion and Sexual Orientation,” will identify challenges unique to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students who are also ethnic minorities. Information will provide tools for peers to create a supportive environment for these students in their organizations created around ethnic identity.

The Washington Consulting Group is a multicultural organizational development firm in Baltimore. Washington has served as an educator and administrator in higher education for more than 25 years.

The Allies of Texas State biennial event is co-sponsored by the Office of Disability Services and Department of Housing and Residential Life. It has also received support from the Counseling Center, the Alcohol and Drug Resource Center, the Diversity Team, Equity and Access, Alliance and Multicultural Student Affairs.

To attend the faculty and staff speech, please RSVP at www.txstate.edu/allies.

For more information or accommodation requests due to a disability, please contact (512) 245-2208 or email allies@txstate.edu. For disability accommodations, please contact at least 72 hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability.