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Margaret Mitchell to be featured in YWCA workshop on race

The online program begins at noon Monday.
Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell, president of YWCA Greater Cleveland, will be the featured speaker in Monday's online workshop presented by YWCA Mahoning Valley. (Contributed by YWCA Mahoning Valley)

YOUNGSTOWN — YWCA Mahoning Valley will host an online workshop on “Understanding Race in America” on Monday.

The workshop begins at noon and features Margaret Mitchell, president and CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland.

Mitchell was instrumental in presenting the groundbreaking event “400 Years of Inequity: A Call to Action” in November 2019. That summit led to declaring racism a public health crisis in the city of Cleveland in June and in Cuyahoga County in July. Youngstown declared racism a public health crisis in June, joining Columbus, Akron, Cleveland, Dayton and Cincinnati.

The lunch and learn series will proceed on a month-to-month basis and will highlight guest speakers, featured books and community social justice events.

Visit ywcamahoningvalley.org for updates and to register for the event. Registration is required. Limited spots are available.

In a news release, YWCA Mahoning Valley said it is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen the community.

For comprehensive information about this important work, go to www.ywcamahoningvalley.org and www.ywca.org.