The public is invited to an intergenerational discussion on "Race, Education and Social Realities" on Thursday, February 28 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The program will explore the movement of people of African descent to new places and the racial and educational realities they will face in the 21st century.

The challenges of creating inclusive learning environments will be addressed, as will the lack of resources to foster inclusion in communities.

Littisha Bates, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati and a faculty member of the University's Department of African Studies, will be a panelist.

She is one of the founders of the Black Faculty Association and a researcher and activist in racial justice.

Alexia Otchere, a junior at Cincinnati Country Day School in Indian Hill, will also be attending.

"In honoring Black History Month, we are delighted to lead this enriching discussion and provide insight into the historical challenges related to racial and educational equality," he said. Christopher Miller, director of community engagement at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

"By critically examining these issues, we can begin to look for solutions that develop better learning environments for all members of our community."

"Race, Education & Social Realities" starts at 18h. February 28, and closes the Black History Month programming at the center located at 50 East Freedom Way, in downtown Cincinnati.

The event is free, but participants must register at www.freedomcenter.org.