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MLK Events IN THE VALLEY - The Vindicator

Events are planned to celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Workshop: The MLK Planning Committee of Mahoning County will sponsor a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon today at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Community activists will address Dr. King’s challenge to fight for justice.

MLK National Day of Service: The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. is taking part in the nationwide MLK Day of Service by sponsoring a volunteer community cleanup. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Day of Service participants will gather near Taft Elementary School to address 11 blighted vacant homes in the path of children’s walk to school, They will board up the structures and clear the properties of debris.

Diversity breakfast: Wilson Okello, a Rising Star award winner, will be featrured speaker at the MLK diversity breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursdayat Youngstown State University. Tickets are $15 for the public and $12 for YSU students. For reservations, call the Rev. William Blake at 330-941-2086.

Selma Memorial March: The event will be at 3 p.m. March 1 starting at Tyler Historical Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. For information, call Penny Wells at 330-207-4467.

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