SPRINGFIELD, OH (Oct. 3, 2019) — The Global Education and Peace Network will hold the next installment in its Global Education Speaker Series, “Sharing our Roots: Growing Springfield Together: The Yellow Springs Corridor, Then and Now” with Cheryl DeGroat Dover, on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 105 of Shouvlin Center at Wittenberg University.
The program will include a presentation about the historical African-American Yellow Springs Street business corridor, taking a journey back in time while also introducing current entrepreneurs doing business there today.
Cheryl works in the City of Springfield Community Development Department as the Minority Business Development Coordinator. She is a member of the Global Education and Peace Network and coordinator in the annual CultureFest celebration on the City Hall Plaza.
The Global Education and Peace Network celebrates its 18th season with the speaker series, “Sharing our Roots: Growing Springfield Together.” Monthly programs will explore ways local residents practice kindness in their lives. The Global Education and Peace Network formed during City-sponsored study circles after the tragedy of 9/11. They seek to build bridges of understanding across cultural divides with their monthly speaker series and annual calendar.
The 2019-2020 Global Education calendar, which features the series, will be available at no charge at the Oct. 10 program. Information is also available on the City of Springfield’s website at springfieldohio.gov/global-education.