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American Actor/Producer Isaiah Washington to Address Education and Social Justice Conference


"I decided I was going to take this broad nose, these full lips, and this dark skin, and prove — I was going to make this dark-skinned man one of the most beautiful, the most powerful, the most respected actors I could become," said Isaiah Washington. "I had to become an actor because I was angry. I was disappointed in society. I was disappointed in us. I was tired of this thing called racism, and colorism, and unfairness, and I wanted to do something about it. I’ve always been an activist. Always. I became an actor because I’m an activist. It chose me." 

A veteran of several Spike Lee films, including Love Jones, the NAACP Image Award recipient is also known for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy from 2005 until 2007, and again in 2014. Currently, Washington portrays Thelonious Jaha on The CW's science fiction television series The 100

Isaiah Washington will be one of the speakers at the Education and Social Justice Conference: A Multidisciplinary Framework, held at B-CU June 24 - 26, 2018. 

To register for the Education and Social Justice Conference, click here.


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