Baker celebrates Black History month with events

FLINT TWP. — In recognition of Black History Month, Baker College of Flint will present several open-tothe public events throughout February. These events are Pat Diener’s Movie Night and Poetic Spoken Word.

For 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, and reservations are not necessary. The movies are for adults only. The schedule is as follows: 7 p.m. Feb. 18 — Gathering of Old Men and 7 p.m. Feb. 25 — Lesson Before Dying. Both movies will be shown in the auditorium. For more information, contact Pat Diener at 810-766-4384 or Daron Hairston at 810-766-4332.

Sponsored by the African-American Students for Advancement (AASA), the Poetic Spoken Word 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 Feb. 26 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Baker College of Flint Student Center. Tickets are $5 for general public, $3 for students with a college ID. All proceeds go to the AASA scholarship fund. Details: Contact Nora Gillespie at 810-766-4115 or

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a nonprofit higher education institution, serving more than 43,000 students on 12 campuses and in four satellite locations. Baker grants certificates and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, health sciences, education and human services, and various technical fields, as well as a doctorate of business administration. As a career college, the Baker College system is pleased to report that 97 percent of its available graduates are employed.

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