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Baker College Of Flint Celebrates Black History Month

January 30, 2012

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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 4, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., in the auditorium, 1050 West Bristol Road, Flint. Tickets cost $5 for the general public and $3 for students with a college ID. A variety of talent from local churches and Baker College of Flint students, faculty and staff will perform. Gospel Concert Night is sponsored by the African-American Heritage 2012 Committee and the African-American Students for Advancement. For more information, contact Nora Gillespie at 810.766.4115 or 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, Culture Cooks 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 is as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 7; 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., room B104
  • Tuesday, February 23; 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 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 Daron Hairston at 810.766.4332. The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, February 10 – The Soldier Story, 6 p.m., auditorium
  • Friday, February 17 – Pride, 6 p.m., auditorium
  • Friday, February 24 – The Help, 6 p.m., auditorium

Culture Cooks: This event will be held on Wednesday, February 15, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the student center. This is an opportunity to sample a variety of ethnic dishes for $1 each. Baker College of Flint faculty and staff will prepare the dishes. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Poetic Spoken Word: Sponsored by the African-American Students for Advancement (AASA), this event features original poetry readings by Baker College students and area poets. Poetic Spoken Word will be held Saturday, February 25, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., at the Baker College of Flint 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.

THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ALL OF THESE 2012 BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT BAKER COLLEGE OF FLINT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE E-MAIL BRENDA BROWN, OR CALL HER AT 810.766.4282.

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