A variety of workshops will be offered at Warren G. Harding High School.
WARREN -- Father George Clements, the first Roman Catholic priest to adopt a child, will be the featured speaker during the 13th annual Martin Luther King Celebration.
The Jan. 17 event is sponsored by the Trumbull County Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Team. Father Clements will speak at 7 p.m. at W.D. Packard Music Hall. The program will also feature the Trumbull County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Community Choir.
The retired pastor of Holy Angels Church in Chicago is the founder of One Church-One Child, One Church-One Addict and One Church-One Inmate. The three initiatives are part of his One Church-One Family organization, based in Washington, D.C.
A film starring Lou Gossett Jr., "The Father Clements Story," was produced and broadcast by NBC.
Also on Jan. 17, a variety of workshops will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all age groups at Warren G. Harding High School. Workshop topics include developing leadership skills, cultural diversity, and developing a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Butch Reynolds, Olympic Gold Medalist and one-time record holder as the world's fastest 400-meter runner, will lead one of the sessions.
An hourlong dramatic presentation by True Vine Ministry will be held at 1 p.m.
The workshops, evening program and film are free to the public.
A boxed lunch will be provided for workshop participants.
The Trumbull County Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Team is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the historic achievements of Dr. King, who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964.
The team was established in 1991 and sponsored its first annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration in 1992.