FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Communities First, Inc.’s Hosting Notable Flint Women during the 4th Annual African American Film Series at Flint Institute of Arts.
Flint, MI – Join Communities First, Inc. at the Flint Institute of Arts as they partner to host the fourth annual African American Film Series. The series is designed to inspire, inform, empower and entertain attendees.
On Thursday, January 10, the selected film is The Possibility of Her. This feature-length documentary highlights 12 women of color who are actively involved in non-traditional careers or passions. The film delves into each woman’s personal and professional life discussing their beginnings, challenges, their take on gender norms as well as addressing some myths and misconceptions about women in their respective fields. Film not rated.
Doors open at 5:30pm with live entertainment by the Roger Jones Jazz Trio, food and gallery tours. The film begins at 7:00pm on January 10th. Seating is limited to the first 300 guests and there is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Following each film, there will be a brief discussion about the themes in the film.
The panelists include:
Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea
President, Mott Community College
Deputy Fire Chief, City of Flint Fire Department
Chief/Executive Director of Public Safety, Mott Community College
Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, National Football League
“This is an important film to celebrate amazing women in unique roles and cultivate allies amongst men. We hope that barriers will be exposed and all who attend will be excited about the possibilities that exist in all women.,” said Glenn Wilson, President/CEO.
The series began in November and wraps up in February. It is sponsored in part by Nartel Family Foundation, NBC25 and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Flint Institute of Arts.
The schedule for the remaining films in the series is:
Thursday, January 10 – The Possibility of Her Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30pm.
Thursday, February 14 – Love Jacked Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30pm.
Love Jacked is a sophisticated small-town romantic comedy centered on Maya, a headstrong 28-year-old with artistic ambitions, and her father Ed, who wants a dutiful daughter to run the family store. Ed is shocked when Maya, asserting her independence, decides to travel to Africa for inspiration and returns with a fiancé who is not quite what he seems. Rated PG-13.
For more information visit communitiesfirstinc.org.
Communities First, Inc. is a Flint based nonprofit Community Development Corporation which was founded in 2010. The priorities of CFI are affordable housing, economic development, green programs, and quality of life programs. CFI is committed to building sustainable, equitable communities in distressed areas. The organization is the developer of Oak Street Senior Apartments and Swayze Court Apartments located in downtown Flint and has amongst its programs Culture Shock and Green Life. More information about Communities First, Inc. can be found at communitiesfirstinc.org.