In brief

Free meditation hour

FLINT — Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) will host a mindfulness meditation hour Sept. 21 from 3-4 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Avenue, on the United Nations International Day of Peace. Everyone is welcome to participate in this simple, seated meditation practice and instruction, offered by Sue Kirby, a yoga and meditation teacher. This class is free, but GHCI gladly will accept donations that go directly to patient programs at the institute. No registration is necessary. To obtain more information about meditation hour at GHCI, call 810-241-4223. — P.S.

Mustard’s Retreat benefit concert for Flint

FLINT — The Flint Folk Music Society, in conjunction with the Flint Public Library and Mustard’s Retreat, are producing a benefit concert for, and a celebration of, the people of Flint. It will be presented at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., September 21, at 6:30 pm. Admission is free, but a voluntary donation of water or non-perishable food is requested. No monetary donations will be accepted, but information will be available that night as to where you can contribute to support the people of Flint. Mustard’s Retreat has been synonymous with folk music in the Flint area since the late 1970s, when they appeared frequently in the area. Mustard’s Retreat has just released a new CD, their 14th, entitled “Make Your Own Luck.” Included on it is a song Tamulevich adapted to address the Flint Water Crisis called “Take the Children and Run”, available at: BxEyyqV8 . More details: P.S.

Racism seminar

FLINT — An Experiential and Historical Look at Systemic Racism in Flint will be hosted by Flint Cultural Center Sept. 24 from 5:30–8 Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street. Please join us for a talk by Harold Ford of East Village Magazine, part of the Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project Speaker Series, presented with University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint. This speaker series explores local issues related to race and racism. Attendees are encouraged to explore Sloan Museum’s free exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” open through December 9, 2018. Preregistration is strongly recommended. To reserve seats, please email with the names of the attendee(s), or call 810-237-3409. You can also reserve seats at the link, but please note that a $2 processing fee will be charged: at-systemic-racism-and-its-effects-inflint& event_ date=2018-09-24 — P.S.

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