The MVS Speaker Series is a unique opportunity for members of the Greater Dayton community to engage with a diverse group of experts and thought leaders while building their own personal and professional networks. Past Speaker Series events have included content related to education, parenting, civil discourse, literature, and global affairs. Each year’s Speaker Series slate strives to offer content that is diverse, relevant, and engaging for our audience. Learn more about this year’s offerings using the dropdowns below!

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Thursday, February 22: “Understanding Redlining” with Myla Cardona-Jones, J.D.

Redlining, a discriminatory practice in the 20th century, systematically denied financial services and opportunities to certain communities, primarily along racial lines. This historic practice has had far-reaching impacts on housing, wealth accumulation, and community development, thereby perpetuating systemic inequality across the United States. Please join Myla Cardona-Jones P ’29 for an evening of interactive discussion that will walk you through the before, during, and aftermath of redlining, with an emphasis on Dayton, Ohio.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Stuart & Mimi Rose Theater on the campus of the The Miami Valley School at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22.

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About Myla Cardona-Jones, J.D.

Myla Cardona-Jones, J.D., is the CEO of the Brunner Literacy Center in Trotwood, OH, which provides adult education services including reading, writing, mathematics, English Language Learning (ELL), and continuing education. In addition to her work at the Brunner Literacy Center, Myla is an adjunct professor in Sinclair College’s Advanced Job Training (AJT) program, which serves 28 Ohio prisons and six juvenile facilities. Myla presents both locally and nationally on topics of race, bias, equity, ethics, and understanding your rights. Through Brunner Literacy Center, she is currently teaching two free courses open to the community, titled “Race and the Law, Parts I and II.”






Past Speaker Series Events: 2023-2024 Season

October 27, 2023: "The Science of Reading" with Eugene Greenfield
November 16, 2023: "Academic Excellence at MVS: The Immersion Method"

Past Speaker Series Events: 2022-2023 Season

October 11, 2022: "The Birds, The Bees, and Everything In Between: How to Have 'The Talk'"
November 1, 2022: How to Succeed in High School Panel
February 9, 2023: "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask" with filmmaker Frederick Lewis
February 21, 2023: Women in Business and Entrepreneurship Panel

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