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UM-Flint, library to host acclaimed African author

FLINT — A noted African writer is coming to Flint to meet with UM-Flint faculty, staff and students, high school teens, teachers, and the public.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will visit the University of Michigan-Flint and with the Flint community, March 26-28, as part of the African and African Diaspora Artists Series.

At the age of 19, Adichie left her home country, Nigeria, for the United States on a scholarship to study communication at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She went on to pursue a degree in communication and political science at Eastern Connecticut State University.

There are five programs that she will participate in while in Flint:

March 26 – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Public Lecture, UM-Flint, Michigan Room D, UCEN

March 26 – 6 -7:30 p.m. – Dramatic Presentation, UM-Flint, Kiva, UCEN

March 27 – 10:30–11:30 a.m. – Teen- Author Forum, Flint Public Library

March 27 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Conversation with an Author, Flint Public Library

March 28 – 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. – Educators’ Workshop, UM-Flint, Michigan Rooms C&D, UCEN

Details: Call 810-249-2046. – G.G.

Mid-Michigan Honor Flight is seeking veterans to fly

GENESEE COUNTY — The Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, an organization that is focused on giving WWII Veterans the opportunity to see the memorial that honors their service in Washington D.C., free of charge, is now reaching out to the counties in their Hub area, to assist their efforts in providing a “Tour of Honor” for these deserving heroes.

Mid-Michigan Honor Flight Hub Director, Tricia Donegan, said, “We have a large geographic area to cover and we need to get more volunteers involved to help find Veterans and help them fill out their applications. We are currently accepting applications from WWII Veterans, any terminally ill Veteran from any era, and Korean Veterans.”

You can apply on their website or contact Tricia Donegan at 231-803-4255 for details. – G.G.


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