Genesee District Library to honor 3 at annual Black History Month brunch

The Genesee District Library will honor three individuals and one organization for their commitment to lifting the community during its 18th Annual Black History Month Brunch.

Awards of Excellence will be presented to 1st District County Commissioner Bryant Nolden, 2005 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame inductee Clifton Turner, and Mott Community College President Beverly Walker-Griffea. 

Genesee District Library also is giving its Partner in Progress Award to St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center, which provides life skills, education and workplace training to empower women and men to become self-sufficient.

The awards are part of an ongoing tradition for Genesee District Library to highlight people who work to make positive changes in the community.

The Black History Month Brunch is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc Township. The brunch will feature three-time Grammy-nominated gospel singer Anita Wilson from Chicago. 

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Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the Genesee District Library main headquarters, 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., or online at www.thegdl.org. For more information, call 810-230-9613.

The brunch is sponsored by Dort Federal Credit Union, Genesee Health System, the Genesee District Library Foundation, Hamilton Community Health Network, The Williams Firm, Sylvia and Roosevelt Keys, WJRT ABC12 and WDZZ 92.7. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library Summer Reading Challenge for kids and teens.

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