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Baker College Of Flint Celebrates Black History Month

January 28, 2013

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 is Saturday, Feb. 2, 4-6 p.m., in the auditorium, 1050 West Bristol Road, Flint. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for students. 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 2013 Committee and the African-American Students for Advancement. For more information, contact Brenda Brown at 810.766.4282 or Nora Gillespie at 810.766.4115.

Other Black History Month events at Baker College of Flint include: Research Your Genealogy, Movie Night, Culture Cooks and Poetic Spoken Word. 

Research Your Genealogy: Participants will start building their family trees through three to four generations in this two-part event. 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:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., room B104
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., room B104 

Movie Night: The recurring theme throughout these movies is that with persistence, hard work, courage, self-confidence and determination, dreams can come true. The movies are free, as well as the popcorn. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, contact Daron Hairston at 810.766.4283 or Brenda Brown at 810.766.4282. The schedule is: 

  • Friday, Feb. 8 – “The Akeelah and the Bee,” (PG) 6:30 p.m., auditorium
  • Friday, Feb. 22 – “Red Tails,” (PG13) 6:30 p.m., auditorium (Age 13 & older)

Culture Cooks: This event is Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 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 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 is Saturday, Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m., at the Baker College of Flint student center. Tickets are $5 for the general public; $3 for students. 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 2013 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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