Black History Month events to continue through Friday, Feb. 12

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By Priya Kaur – Collegiate Staff

The Black Student Union at Grand Rapids Community College is hosting a four-day event series in honor of Black History Month, titled “Black Future Month.” All events are free and continue through Friday, Feb. 12.

An open-mic poetry session will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Wednesday Feb. 10 in the Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) room, room 132 in the Learning Resource Center. Students are welcome to attend as well as perform at the event, titled “Spoken Word and Nourishment 4 the Soul.” The event will feature GRCC students and performers Azizi Jasper, Jomo, Antonio Taylor, and Avalon Cutts-Jones.

A play titled “Love is an Action Word” will be performed from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Spectrum Theater.

The final event this week will be the second annual Young, Black and Professional conference. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 in the Applied Technology Center (ATC). GRCC students Azizi Jasper, Jomo, Antonio Taylor, and Avalon Cutts-Jones will be featured again. According to the flyer, the theme of this conference will be vision, passion and success and the purpose of the conference is to give students tips on how to improve their quality of life.