The Presbytery of Scioto Valley is offering an online event on Saturday, May 1 from 10:00 - 11:30 am "Understanding How Historic and Structural Racism Have Shaped Central Ohio’s Neighborhoods Today", led by Michael Wilkos, Sr. Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of Central Ohio. Columbus and Central Ohio have both experienced considerable growth over the past decades compared to our nearby cities. We are often on lists of up and coming regions in the country. However, our progress has not been evenly felt. Central Ohio has some of the highest rates of income and racial segregation in the United States. Housing costs have been soaring all decade while incomes have not kept pace. Some areas of the region are experiencing rapid gentrification while other areas of the region struggle. This presentation uncovers structural and historic racism and how they have contributed to inequity today. Covering far ranging issues from highways, housing programs, busing, and redlining—and how they have contributed to the inequities of today.