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Transition to Change 2.0: The African American Forum & Dinner


The Barrett Station Council announces Transition to Change 2.0: The African American Forum & Dinner on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at five-thirty in the evening, to be held at the Crosby Community Center located at 409 Hare Rd., Crosby, TX 77532.

The Barrett Station Council is a 501c (3) non-profit, community based organization in East Harris County. We consist of parents, professionals, youth, clergy, and college students, working to bring systemic, fundamental, and cultural changes to the area. From social to cultural & development to educational, the Council hosts events for people of all ages.

Transition to Change 2.0 is an event that was formulated to bring the community together; while creating an open dialogue about social and cultural issues that affects each of us. This event seeks to uplift, empower, and inspire intergenerational groups across the community at large.

This year’s theme is “Using the imprint of the past to make a footprint in the future.”

The event will begin with a networking power hour & mixer, followed by presentations to the arts. At 6:30PM, dinner & a forum will begin with guest panelists: Tiffany Thomas (HAUL-YP), Pastor G C Durst (New Direction Ministry), Judy Richard (Crosby/Huffman Chamber of Commerce), David Ellison (Harris County Pct 1), Leslie Goode (G.R.A.C.E.), & more. Issues to be discussed include: youth, teen pregnancy, community building, why is HIV/AIDS killing us, critical moments of decision, education, is black history fading, where do we go from here?, etc. We will close out the evening with an awards ceremony recognizing local businesses and individuals that have made generous contributions to society.

Tickets are NOW on sale for a donation of $15 and can be purchased by calling 832.526.7227 or email BSCouncil@hotmail.com. This Semi-Formal event has limited seating! All proceeds will be used to benefit the community.

    Transition to Change 2.0 Award Categories:

    Christ in the Community Award-awarded to a local church or ministry in the community that has gone above and beyond the call to serve those in need.

    Business of the Year-awarded to a local business that has selflessly supported the community.

    Non-Profit of the Year-awarded to a non-profit organization that has impacted the lives of those they serve on a regular basis.

    Young Professional Educator Award-awarded to young black history makers in the Education field. This award sill be awarded to 2 local educators (1 male, 1 female) that are active in the community, has a passion to lead & guide our children, and have gone beyond the call of duty for others.

    Senior of the Station-awarded to local seniors that have made generous contributions to the community.

    Teen of the Town-awarded to 2 local students (1 male, 1 female) that have a record of service, exemplary academic performance, and has made a difference in the lives of their peers.

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