Baker College of Flint Celebrates Black History Month

February 01, 2010

In recognition of Black History Month, Baker College of Flint will present several open-to-the-public events throughout February, including a Gospel Concert Night to benefit the Haiti Relief Fund and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 6, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Auditorium, 1050 West Bristol Road, Flint. Reservations are not necessary, however seating is limited to 248 people. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children, ages 5-17. Choir members from Prince of Peace MB Church, King Solomon MB Church, and Mt. Carmel Church, as well as the Johnson family and soloist Dorothy Waldon are currently scheduled to perform. Gospel Concert Night is sponsored by the African-American Heritage 2010 Committee. For more information, contact Brenda Brown at 810.766.4282.

Other Black History Month events at Baker College of Flint include: Research Your Genealogy, Pat Diener’s Movie Night, and Poetic Spoken Word.

Research Your Genealogy
A two-part event, participants will start building their family tree through three to four generations. Internet resources will be available to access census records and other documents. The sessions are free. Reservations are required. Call Cheri Johnson at 810.766.4283 or Brenda Brown at 810.766.4282 to reserve a spot. The schedule follows:

  • Tuesday, February 2; noon until 1 p.m., room B104
  • Tuesday, February 23; noon until 1 p.m., room B104

Pat Diener’s Movie Night
The recurring theme throughout each of these movies is that with persistence, hard work, courage, self-confidence and determination, dreams can come true. The movies are free. Reservations are not necessary. Adults only. For more information, contact Pat Diener at 810.766.4384 or Brenda Brown at 810.766.4282. The schedule follows:

  • Friday, February 5 – The Express, 7 p.m., auditorium
  • Saturday, February 13 – The Pursuit of Happyness, 7 p.m., auditorium
  • Saturday, February 20 – The Great Debaters, 7 p.m., auditorium
  • Friday, February 26 – Gifted Hands, 7 p.m., auditorium

Poetic Spoken Word
Sponsored by the African-American Students for Advancement (AASA), this event features original poetry readings by Baker students and area poets. The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres and music by jazz group, the Majestic Vibes. Poetic Spoken Word will be held Saturday, February 27, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Student Center. Tickets cost $5 for the general public and $3 for students with a college ID. All proceeds go to the AASA scholarship fund. For more information, please contact Nora Gillespie at 810.766.4115 or via e-mail.

The media are invited to all of these Black History Month events at Baker College of Flint. For more information, please e-mail Brenda Brown or call 810.766.4282.

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