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Baker College hosts MLK FunFest: Jazz and more

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Baker College of Allen Park will commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. by joining with the Arts League of Michigan (ALM) in celebrating African-American arts, Saturday, Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan. 20. The public is invited. All events and activities are free.

With the theme, “One Dream: Built Together,” the MLK Day FunFest will encourage participants to explore and enjoy African-American arts in honor of Dr. King. Among the activities and entertainment are storytelling, dance classes, hands-on art activities, a jazz band and vocalist and an art exhibition.

The Saturday event is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Baker College of Allen Park, 4500 Enterprise Drive, Allen Park.

The Monday event, also at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., is at the Carr Center, 311 East Grand River, Detroit. The 40,000-square-foot Carr Center is operated by ALM, an organization that promotes and preserves African and African-American cultural arts traditions.

“The MLK Day FunFest will be an exciting fair-style event that will be enjoyed by people of all ages,” said Yvonne Langley, Baker College of Allen Park vice president for career services. “By having the event at two locations, we are able to involve more people in this wonderful, cultural experience. We also are deeply appreciative of the City of Allen Park resolution in support of this event.”

For more information about the MLK Day FunFest at Baker College of Allen Park and the Carr Center, contact the Baker College Career Services office at 313.425.3729 or email Langley at yvonne.langley@baker.edu.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a nonprofit higher education institution, serving more than 35,000 students on 12 campuses and in three satellite locations. Baker grants certificates and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, health sciences, education and human services, and various technical fields, as well as a doctorate of business administration. As a career college, the Baker College system is pleased to report that 97 percent of its available graduates are employed. For more information about Baker College, please check out our website at www.baker.edu

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