United Way part of Black History Month events

The United Way of Bartholomew County is partnering with Black History Month Columbus and other community organizations to participate in two upcoming events.

The non-profit organization is partnering with the Community Education Coalition to offer the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Career Fair and Black Business Showcase.

This premiere event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at Nexus Park. Attendees can learn more about employment opportunities from more than 40 local corporate vendors and Black entrepreneurs.

United Way will also be partnering with the NAACP and Centra Credit Union for a gathering called Pathways to Wealth. That event is from 5 to -7:45 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Red Room of the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. in downtown Columbus.

Panelists will discuss ways to build generational wealth. Panelists include Cathy King, impact director of United Way of Bartholomew County; Ubaldo “Wally” Lopez, mortgage loan consultant at Centra Credit Union; and Johnnie Edwards, owner and chief executive officer, Bankin Baby BBQ.

Dinner will be served, but registration is requested ay mybcpl.org