Join the BEST Project as they host an interactive day of conversations, presentations and public dialog to build bridges of understanding that are culturally significant, inclusive, responsive, and collaborative. The event, which is sponsored by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Tuesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint.

The event features noted authors and scholars Tendaji Ganges, Assistant to the Chancellor and Executive Director of The Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives at University of Michigan-Flint; Valaida Fullwood, author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African-American Philanthropists; Jacob Hess and Phil Neisser the co-authors of You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You’re Still Wrong): Conversations between a Devoted Conservative and a Die-Hard Liberal; and, Ozzie Rivera, Director of Community Engagement for Southwest Solutions in Detroit.

The $35 per person cost includes breakfast and lunch. For more information on the event please contact Jenni Dones with the BEST Project at (810) 232-8000 or

The event is sponsored by the Chamber and Word of Life Christian Center.  The BEST Project is a program of the United Way of Genesee County.