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Baker College of Flint Celebrates Black History Month with Gospel Music, Ethnic Arts Events

January 09, 2014

Proceeds support local charities, student scholarships
FLINT, Mich. – Baker College of Flint will present several public events throughout February in recognition of Black History Month. The events feature gospel music, ethnic food, poetry readings and an arts and food fair, with proceeds donated to local not-for-profit organizations.

““These types of events help support Baker College’s mission by creating effective and competent employees and leaders, which includes having a deep appreciation for contributing to the betterment of their communities,” said Julianne T. Princinsky, Ed.D., Baker College of Flint president.

The February events are:

Gospel Concert Night will feature talent from local churches, as well as Baker College students, faculty and staff. It is sponsored by the Baker College African-American Heritage 2014 Committee and African-American Students for Advancement (AASA). It will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Bristolwood Community of Christ Church, 1158 W. Bristol Road, west of the Baker College of Flint campus. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students with a college ID. Proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint.

Culture Cooks will provide attendees the opportunity to sample a variety of ethnic dishes for $1 each. Baker College faculty and staff will prepare the dishes. It will be Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Student Center. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

Poetic Spoken Word, sponsored by AASA, will feature original poetry readings by Baker students and area poets. It will be Saturday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Student Center. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students with a college ID. Proceeds go to the AASA scholarship fund. Contact Nora Gillespie for more information, 810.766.4115 or .

The AASA Ethnic Arts & Food Fair will feature arts and ethnic or soul food for sale by local vendors. It will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Student Center. Proceeds go to the AASA scholarship fund. Contact Nora Gillespie for information on how to become a vendor.

THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO THESE BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BRENDA BROWN AT 810.766.4282 or “BRENDA.BROWN@BAKER.EDU”:mailto:BRENDA.BROWN@BAKER.EDU.

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