RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will launch dialogue examining an issue critical to Flint’s future

RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will launch dialogue examining an issue critical to Flint’s future

Devin Bathish encounters the same daily challenges as most Flint residents, but not many of his neighbors experience the same challenges he does. As one in a small percentage of local Arab American citizens, he often faces cultural and racial barriers that can impact virtually every aspect of life. What’s even more problematic for Bathish […]

Council’s work supports citizens of Arab descent

Council’s work supports citizens of Arab descent

Growing up Arab American in Genesee County, Devin Bathish often heard racist comments, but some were especially rude. “They’d ask, ‘Are you a terrorist?’ or they would call you a terrorist,” he remembers. Whenever spoken the comments were offensive, but in the wake of the September 2001 attacks that shook the country, statements made out […]

Promoting positivity: Kitty Gazall sees only good things ahead for Flint

Promoting positivity:  Kitty Gazall sees only good things ahead for Flint

Forward-thinking is how many describe Kathleen “Kitty” Gazall, the featured speaker at this month’s INSPIRE Leadership Series. “Flint has its mayor, but it also has other great women like Kitty Gazall behind it,” says Phil Hagerman, president of Skypoint and co-founder of the Flint Ferris Wheel. “If there’s something good going on in Flint Kitty […]

‘Invisible Immigrants’ forum creates a critical conversation 

‘Invisible Immigrants’ forum creates a critical conversation 

How much harder could it be to navigate recovery from the water crisis if you don’t speak English? Local groups aim to bring the immigrant population into a larger conversation about ongoing challenges to re-stabilizing Flint. “Flint Water Crisis: Invisible Immigrants,” a town meeting, was recently organized at the Flint Public Library. Conversations about access […]

‘Guy Code’ offers insights for navigating communication

‘Guy Code’ offers insights for navigating communication

It was the ultimate litmus test. On stage five men responded to rapid-fire questions from a largely women-dominated crowd attending “The Guy Code” at the Sloan Museum Saturday. The aim of the effort organized by Girlz Galore was to answer the age-old question: What are they thinking? If only women knew. “Although there always should […]

Laughs will lift spirits in Christian comedy at McCree Theatre

Laughs will lift spirits in Christian comedy at McCree Theatre

Randall Wilburn wants to give the community something to laugh about. Adding an original contribution to the genre of family, Christian-inspired comedy will support Wilburn’s goal to put smiles on faces at the McCree Theatre when he presents “The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Laugh” at 6 p.m. May 26. The live stage play is being […]

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