PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) will hold the annual Lavender Graduation Celebration at 6 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the pavilion at Banyans on the Ridge, 1260 Palouse Ridge Dr., Pullman.

The free event will begin with a silent auction and social hour, followed by the program at 7 p.m. Hearty hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Jeffrey A. Dodge, associate dean of students at the University of Idaho College of Law, will deliver the keynote address, “Living an Authentic Life: Finding Inspiration, Purpose and Happiness in the Face of Adversity.”

“Area merchants and allies have donated items to our silent auction valuing $2,000,” said Maureen Smith, GIESORC coordinator. “We encourage friendly competitive bidding.” Money raised will support GIESORC student programming.

Graduating students are asked to RSVP at https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3WeJZ1LudfYDrpz. Questions can be directed to Smith at 509-335-0692.