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Women’s forum at Hempstead museum

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Learn about African-American history and enjoy arts and crafts at the African-American Museum of Nassau County Long Island's only African-American museum is located in Hempstead, and it offers rotating historical exhibits as well as special arts and crafts workshops all year; $2 donation for adults, $1 donation for children under 12; 516-572-0730. Credit: Emily Anne Epstein

Hempstead Village officials are partnering with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and the African-American Museum to host a “Striving Toward Excellence” all-day women’s forum Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will be held at the museum, on 110 N. Franklin St. in Hempstead. The forum will include workshops on finance, relationships and health. In addition, there will be a welcoming segment with music and spoken word poetry provided by local artists.

The forum will feature 15 female speakers from different backgrounds and professions. Separate workshops also will be held for teen girls to address issues and images confronting young girls today, officials said.

“We are excited to offer a day of thoughtful discussion, featuring information and resources that will aid in empowering and enhancing the lives of women in our community,” Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. said in a statement. “As part of the event’s mission we are committed to ensuring that women from low-income and working class backgrounds are able to attend regardless of their current situation.”

Registration is $10 for women and free for teens. For more information, contact Karen Mingo at 516-572-0730.

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