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YWCA holding civil rights events

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MLK COMMEMORATION: The YWCA Mahoning Valley and the MLK Planning Committee are preparing Martin Luther King Day events this weekend.

The annual worship service will be held virtually 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Michael Harrison, pastor of Union Baptist Church and president of the Ohio Baptist State Convention.

There is a workshop set for 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday on Zoom, covering the topics criminal justice, health care and youth empowerment.

The theme this year is “Fifty-three Years Later: Remembering What is Civil: Doing What is Right.”

Both the service and workshop will be livestreamed and recorded. The workshop requires people to pre-register and select a break-out room of personal interest.

For information, call 330-747-2125.

GENEALOGIST TO ZOOM FOR LIBRARY: Writer, lecturer and genealogist Lisa Ann Alzo, master of fine arts, will present the program “365 Ways to Discover Your Family History” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday via Zoom video conference.

The presentation is free. Registration is required online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the Salem Public Library at 330-332-0042.

Alzo grew up in Duquesne, Pa., and resides in Ithaca, N.Y. The author of 10 books, Alzo holds numerous genealogical and historical society memberships, and has published articles in numerous history and genealogical magazines.

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET VIRTUALLY: Multiple Myeloma Support group is meeting virtually at 6 p.m. Monday. Anyone interested in joining is asked to email mgiambattista@yahoo.com.

RED CROSS HELPS: The American Red Cross responds to disasters and emergencies big and small, disasters that can happen at any time and anywhere. State Farm is matching donations to the Red Cross dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.

To donate and ensure a dollar-for-dollar match, visit statefarm.com.

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