Systemic Racism in South Florida: The Past, The Present, The Future

Systemic Racism in South Florida: The Past, The Present, The Future


Tuesday, February 23, 2021    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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During Black History Month, the YMCA of South Florida kicks off the first in a series of virtual discussions, featuring a panel of South Florida community leaders and activists that addresses systemic racism in South Florida  – the causes, the affects, and more importantly, what we can do to help change it.


  • Sheryl A. Woods, YMCA of South Florida CEO
  • Dr. Melanie Acosta, Assistant Professor of Education, Florida Atlantic University
  • Dr. Marvin Dunn, Author, Historian & Community Activist
  • Dr. Gregory A. Salters, Law Enforcement Executive, Success & Leadership Coach

Moderator:   Rudy Jean-Bart, Motivational Speaker, Professor and Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Broward College

Recommended Pre-Event Viewing: The Black Miami, by Dr. Marvin Dunn, available on Amazon Prime.

The Y has always been a place that brings people of different backgrounds together for the good of the community. With recent events, racism and social injustice have come to the forefront in communities across the world.  The YMCA of South Florida is committed to equity and justice for all people, and believes that educating the community with healthy discussions to address systemic racism is essential to moving forward together.

For more information contact the YMCA of South Florida.