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Flint Water Resource Fair

A past resource fair hosted at the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village on June 22.

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan will be at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village for the Flint Water Recovery Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide services and resources for our community alongside many other organizations.

Other than legal services, youth education, physical education, lead abatement and water resources are some that the fair will address.

A mental health bus will be present, for residents looking for mental health services or “a listening ear.”

There will be a grocery giveaway sponsored by Genesee Health Services, as well as a hydration station so that residents can fill up on Ice Mountain water. The city encourages residents to bring their refillable containers.

The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village is located at 4119 N. Saginaw St., Flint, Michigan 48505.

Sloan Museum – An Equal Opportunity Lie

In 1967 Mayor Floyd McCree, resigned his appointed position, stating, “I refuse to live an equal opportunity lie.” He did so in protest of the city commission’s defeat of an open housing ordinance. For despite his status as the first African American mayor of a large American city, McCree inhabited what had become one of the most racially segregated cities in America. Understanding Flint’s history means understanding how its built environment and communities developed along highly racialized lines.

Using objects and images from the museum’s collection, the exhibition explores how segregationist policies and practices influenced the development of Flint’s neighborhoods. It also explores efforts to wrest the city free from discriminatory housing practices. An Equal Opportunity Lie will close May 27, 2018.

Sloan Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket prices are:

Adult, $9; Senior (60+), $8; Youth (age 2-11), $6; Age 1 & under, FREE; Members, FREE.

It is located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan and the phone # is (810) 237-3450.