Virginia Colleges Equality Symposium at Washington & Lee University

Marcia Purdy, faculty member at Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp and instructor at Iowa State University, will deliver the keynote address at the Virginia Colleges Equality Symposium hosted by the GLBT Equality Initiative at Washington and Lee University on Saturday, March 9. Purdy will present her address, “Ally Development: I’m Out Too,” at 3:00 p.m. in the Hillel Multipurpose Room. It is free and open to the public. Registration for the symposium will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. For more information please visit “She is a gracious and intentional leader who cares about the people, not just the issues. Campus Pride is lucky to have her time and talents help us create safer, more LGBT-friendly campus communities,” said Campus Pride CEO Shane Windmeyer. In addition to the keynote, participants will hear a presentation from Equality Virginia and participate in a group brainstorm and a raffle drawing. The purpose of the symposium is to create a strong network between GLBTQA students, student organizations, alumni, allies, and community members throughout the state of Virginia. The symposium will be followed by the Virginia Colleges Equality Gala, which will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall. Black-tie attire is suggested for the gala. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. For more information please visit The Washington and Lee University GLBT Equality Initiative is a student run organization that works to promote equal rights, justice, and opportunity for all members of the Washington and Lee University and Lexington community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.