The Southside Fine Arts Academy: Winter/Early Spring Opening

 The Southside Fine Arts Academy will resume their Winter/Early Spring programming on Wednesdays and Thursdays, February 15 and 16 from 4:00 -7:00 pm.  Wednesday classes will be held at St. Angela Merici School, 400 Lincoln Park Drive, Youngstown.  Thursday classes will be held at Neighborhood Ministries at Rockford Village, 1405b Dogwood Lane, in Youngstown.  The Academy is open to all children, grades k-12.  There is no fee to participate.  More information on the Southside Fine Arts Academy's Facebook page or at 330-540-8589.  

YWCA of Youngstown: International Women's Day

The YWCA of Youngstown presents International Women's Day, on Wednesday, March 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  The program will encourage diversity, recognize the uniqueness of various cultures and, celebrate women. It will feature a multicultural fashion show, food, and music from around the world. 

City Club of the Mahoning Valley: Opening Event: The Future of Public Education in Ohio's Cities

The City Club of the Mahoning Valley presents a panel discussion on the The Future of Public Education in Ohio's Cities, on Monday, March 6, at Stambaugh Auditorium. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm, and the program at 6:00 pm.  Panelsits include Christine Fowler-Mack, Chief of New & Innovative Schools and Programs, Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Krish Mohip, CEO, Youngstown City School District; and Joe Schiavoni, Ohio Senate Minority Leader. Tickets and corporate/organization sponsored tables available at, and 330-259-0555. 

YSU James Dale Ethics Center: John Kiriakou Lecture

The YSU James Dale Ethics Center is sponsoring a talk by former CIA agent, noted author, & commentator John Kiriakou, on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:00 pm, at St. John's Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.  The theme of Kiriakou's lecture is Ethics in the Intelligence Services. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested, and can be made at church office at 330-743-3175.  The lecture is also sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church and WYSU-FM.


YSU Dana School of Music: Wind & Percussion Invitational

The YSU Dana School of Music presents the 11th Annual YSU Wind & Percussion Invitational, on Friday, February 24th at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown.  The invitational includes clinics, workshops, rehearsals, and an evening concert featuring guest groups.  Ticket information at and 330 259-0555.


Youngstown Museum of Labor and Industry: What is Different About the Southern Working Class?

The Youngstown Museum of Labor and Industry presents a lecture on "What is Different About the South Working Class?," by Dr. Fones-Wolf, a history professor at West Virginia University, on Thursday, February 16th, at 6:30 pm, at the Youngstown Museum of Labor and Industry. on Wood Street, in Youngstown.  Fones-Wolf will speak about African American workers and religion in the post World War II South.

YSU Student Diversity Council: Who Knew

The Student Diversity Council presents a game of "Who Knew," on Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, in the Gallery Room, of YSU's Kilcawley Center. Four groups of participants will answer questions and fill in riddles based on African American leaders. More information at 330 941-2087.

YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs: Movie: 13th

The YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs presents a viewing of the film 13th, Monday, on Monday, February 13, at 6:00 pm in YSU's Kilcawley Center. Ava DiVerny's film 13 exposed the rapid increase of black male incarceration. The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by student organizations, Sisters with a Vision (SWAY), and the NAACP.

Youngstown Jewish Community Center: Black/Jewish Book & Dialogue Club

As part of the Black/Jewish Book & Dialogue Club, the Youngstown Jewish Community Centerpresents an inter-cultural, inter-faith discussion of Rebecca Walker's Black, White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self, on Sunday, February 12, at 2:00 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, on Gypsy Lane, in Youngstown.  

YSU Black History Month: Sisters In Law

YSU celebrates Black History Month with the panel discussion, Sisters In Law, on Thursday, February 9, at 12:30 pm, in the Preseident's Suite of YSU's Kilcawley Center.  A panel of successful black female attorneys share their experiences in the legal field.


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