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Pastor Rivera to speak at YSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

The event is free and open to the public.
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Observance on Jan. 16 at Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center is free and open to the public. (Photo by William D. Lewis)

YOUNGSTOWN — Pastor Juan Rivera of Victory Christian Center in Coitsville will speak at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Observance at 12:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 16) in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The event, free and open to the public, begins with the singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Freedom Train” by the Voices of YSU, followed by the presentation of MLK Service Leadership Awards, the keynote speech by Rivera and a closing song, “We Shall Overcome.”

Rivera serves on the National Hispanic Leadership Coalition, Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition and the Ohio Commission of Hispanic/Latino Affairs.