Opening Session and Keynote

Dr. Monea Majeed 

Dr. Monea Majeed is a Racial Justice Educator and 500-hour, Certified Yoga Teacher. She serves as Racial Justice Coordinator at YWCA York, where she is responsible for leading the organization and York community to racial equality through training, community events, and involvement with York school districts, non-profits, for profits, boards, and faith-communities. She has over 19 years of experience in organizational leadership, statistical analysis, training, project management, and professorship. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and politics from Washington and Lee University in 2004. In 2010, she earned her doctoral degree in Sociology and Political Science from Howard University, where her concentration was Social Inequality (Race, Gender, and Ethnicity) and Urban Sociology. Her dissertation title was, “A Historical Materialist Analysis of the Shifts in African American Family Formation, 1960-2008.”

She was a federal government employee at the U.S. Census Bureau from 2001-2016. During her tenure there, she worked in many different areas including Ancestry and Ethnicity, Workforce Development, Job Rotation, Organizational Climate, Poverty and Health Insurance Estimates, and Risk Management. She earned her Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. While at the Census Bureau, Dr. Monea earned the Bronze Award, which is the highest award given, for her work on the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates and Small Area Poverty Estimates data collections. She also served as the Project Manager for the organization's first organizational climate survey.

She has been a professor at Montgomery Community College in Maryland, Trinity Washington University, Penn State York, and HACC. Dr. Monea has taught Introduction to Sociology, The Family, Urban Sociology, Research Methodology, Work and Society, Antiracist Education, and Research Writing. Dr. Monea is a 500 hour certification in the Vinyasa style of yoga. She has been a dedicated student of yoga for 16 years and uses her knowledge of mindfulness to inform her racial justice work. A D.C. Native, she currently lives in York, PA with her husband, Musa Abdul-Majeed, and their three children, Lailah (6), Zainah (4), and Amir (2).