Genesee District Library announces honorees for the 21st Annual Black History Month Brunch

FLINT, Michigan — In celebration of Black History Month, the Genesee District Library (GDL) will host its 21st Annual Black History Month Brunch. The event, taking place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc, continues its tradition of honoring Flintstones “who are making a positive difference in the community.”

The announced honorees for the 21st Annual Black History Month Brunch are:

Ms. April Cook-Hawkins will receive The Award of Excellence for her tremendous work on voter registration, an end to violence, and efforts around the Flint Water Crisis.

Ms. Danielle Green will receive The Award of Excellence for her work with the non-profit group, Empower, “which educates young girls.”

Ms. Lisa Home will receive The Award of Excellence “for her work with underprivileged and marginalized citizens” in Flint.

The Sarvis Park Organization, headed by Dr. Ladel Lewis, will receive The Partner in Progress Award for their work in reducing “blight and [enriching] neighborhoods.”

The event’s entertainment will feature the gospel group Four Washington made up of four siblings from Jackson, MS. The group’s credits include appearing on celebrated comedian Steve Harvey’s talk show, Steve on Watch.

In addition, the Black History Brunch, sponsored by ABC12, Brown & Brown Insurance, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and others, plan for part of the proceeds to “benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for kids and teens.”

Tickets for the event are on sale now for $35 each. You can purchase tickets online here or onsite at the William F. Delaney Headquarters Library, located at 4195 W. Pasadena Avenue. For more information, call 810-230-9613.

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