BGE celebrates Black History Month with events honoring diversity
2/10/2015, 6 a.m.
(BPRW) Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) and parent company Exelon’s African-American Resource Alliance (EAARA) Baltimore Chapter are celebrating Black History Month by supporting local arts, educational and diversity events in February that honor those who have shaped the past and those who are continuing to shape the future. This year’s programs and events highlight the contributions of African Americans to the Greater Baltimore, central Maryland and Washington, D.C. regions. This year’s events include:
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 – “Corporate America’s Responsibility in Community Engagement” with keynote speaker Roland Martin. Martin is the Host/Managing Editor of TV One’s daily morning show, News One Now, Senior Analyst, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Author, International Speaker and CEO, Nu Vision Media.
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 – Career Development Insights from Susan L. Taylor: Nurturing Your Passion Along Your Career Path – This event exclusively for BGE, Constellation and Exelon employees will feature Susan L. Taylor, founder and chief executive officer of National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor in Chief Emerita of Essence Magazine.
In addition, BGE is a sponsor of the Baltimore Concert Opera’s presentation of “This Little Light of Mine,” in honor of Black History Month. “This Little Light of Mine” was originally commissioned by Cincinnati Opera and written and performed by soprano Adrienne Danrich. This poignant, multimedia “live documentary” is an inventive one woman musical tribute honoring the groundbreaking careers of two African-American opera legends who overcame many racial barriers from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement to become international opera stars. Marian Anderson became the first African-American singer to perform at The Metropolitan Opera House and Leontyne Price would take that torch and carry it to The Metropolitan Opera and the most prestigious opera houses around the world.
EAARA is one of Exelon’s Employee Network Groups (ENGs), which support diversity and inclusion, bring insight to Exelon’s strategies and goals and serve as a resource to the corporation and its employees. The groups are self-initiated, voluntary, corporate-wide and inclusive. Current ENGs represent various communities, including African-Americans; Latinos; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Individuals; Women; Military/Veterans; and Asian Americans.
BGE proudly celebrates diversity year-round through charitable giving and volunteer support to programs and organizations that support diversity in the communities the company serves. To learn more about BGE’s charitable and volunteer efforts, visit bge.com/giving.