(Posted September 15, 2014)

Jamie Washington
Jamie Washington

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Jamie Washington, a passionate educator with the ability to bring together disparate voices on diversity and community development issues, will moderate a workshop, "Identity Has Its Privilege: What's Yours and How Are You Using it?," at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22 in the Sill Board Room in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Washington also will hold a workshop for faculty and staff on recruitment and retention plans at 2 p.m. the same day.

Washington will talk about how power and privilege relates to diversity and inclusion. He will define power and privilege and explain how people perceive their own ability to use or not use personal power or privilege.

Washington is the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a multicultural organizational development firm based in Baltimore, Md. Washington started his career in higher education, serving most recently as the assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

In addition, Washington worked at the Baltimore County campus as an instructor in sociology, American studies and education. Currently he is a visiting assistant professor of religion and social ethics at Winston-Salem State University, in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He earned a bachelor's degree in therapeutic relations and music from Slippery Rock University and went on to earn a master's degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. He earned a doctorate in college student development from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. and completed in 2004 a master of divinity degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.