'Dream Week' Keynoter Brings Message of Unity to Campus

Published 01.20.2017

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Washington conducts a professional-development session in Penn's Inn, challenging those in higher education to engage one another in building community.At the consultant's direction, participants rise to shake hands with someone they didn't know well ...... an exercise that was repeated that evening in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. Washington also urged attendees to sit with an erstwhile stranger for the remainder of the program, busting through comfort zones into an area of mutual acceptance.Katie L. Mackey, director of campus and community engagement, introduces Washington ...... who closed out the Martin Luther King-related celebration with inspiring words.In a pair of events that were both interactive and inclusive, a Baltimore-based consultant helped round out Penn College's observance of Dream Week on Thursday. Jamie Washington facilitated an afternoon session for employees and students – “Leadership and Diversity in the 21st Century” –and returned to campus that evening for a public lecture, “The Content of Our Character: Doing the Work to Live Out the Dream of Inclusion.” The evening appearance by the speaker, founder and president of the Washington Consulting Group, was featured in a front-page article in Friday's editions of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
Photos by Grace F. Clark, student photographer