Monday, August 22, 2016

In the Community from ACEH August 22, 2016


In the Community: August 22, 2016

A Weekly Listing of Diversity and Multicultural Events

From the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony:

"Diversity, Unity, and Justice Are at the Heart of ACEH"

 ACEH was founded in Holland in 1999 and is committed to justice, equal opportunity, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation for diversity.  Members and friends work together through programs, outreach, advocacy, and social events to make West Michigan a place where all people are welcomed and respected. "In the Community" is also on the ACEH website www.harmonyalliance.org   Please check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH – Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.  Lots of posted info and links to multicultural, race, and justice topics.  And now you can find us on Twitter at #acehalliance.             

                                   Please support ACEH so we can continue to publish this email and our monthly newsletter, and carry out other activities.   It's easy to join or make a contribution. Please see the information at the end of this email.  Thank you!

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 Fri, Aug 26, 5:30 pm to 7 pm: #RacisminGR Community Conversations.  Another in a series of dialogues for community members "to discuss and reflect on experiences with racism, bias, and inequity in Grand Rapids." The goal is "to create safe spaces for brave conversations around tough subjects that impact the livability and vitality of our community."  Free.  Hosted by Partners for a Racism-Free Grand Rapids. At Inner City Christian Federation, 920 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids.

 Sat, Sept 3:  51st Hope-Holland Community Day.  Includes music (Legion Band and Karizma performances) & picnic at DeVos Fieldhouse lawn; admission to Windmill Island Gardens; Hope College football game. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $9 adults; $5 children 5-11; free under age 5; at Hope College ticket office, 100 E. 8th St or 395-7890, or at Fieldhouse on Sept 3.  www.hope.edu/communityday

 Fri, Sept 9, 4 pm to 7:30 pm:  Film (4 – 6:30 pm): "From Jim Crow to Barack Obama," followed by discussion with filmmaker Denise Ward-Brown of Washington University, St. Louis.   Reception (6 – 7:30 pm).  At Hope College De Pree Art Museum, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.  (Events are related to the college's exhibit of selected artifacts from the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University; collection is titled "Hateful Things" and runs from Aug 26 to Oct 7; gallery is open 10 am-5 pm M-Sat and 1-5 pm Sun.)

 Tues, Sept 13, 7:30 pm: Thirty-minute ensemble presentation "A Simple Question," by The Ebony Road Players, a group of five women. Celebrates the landmark court case overturning miscegenation laws "and how things have (or haven't) changed since then"; a kaleidoscope of stories about interracial love and marriage in the U.S. beginning with Richard and Mildred Loving and moving to real experiences in the present day. Co-sponsored by several departments at Hope College.  At DeWitt Studio Theater, DeWitt Center, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.

 Thurs, Sept 15, 7 pm: Opening event of the 16th annual Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival (which runs Sept 15 – Sept 25 in Holland):  Concert by Mariachi Flor de Toloache, female mariachi band and Latin Grammy Nominee.  Members are from diverse cultural backgrounds and their music creates a mixture of traditional and modern.  $15 adults; $5 students, Hope College ticket office 100 E. 8th St or call (616) 395-7890. www.tulipanes.org  At Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts auditorium, 221 Columbia Ave between 9th & 10th Sts, Holland.

 Tues, Sept 6, 4 pm:  Holland Police Community Relations Board meeting.  Open to the public.  At Holland Police Department Conference Room, 89 West 8th St, Holland.

 Community Opportunity

Citizen's Police Academy, Sept 12 – Nov 21, Monday evenings 6 pm to 9 pm: Free, open to people age 17 and older who live or work in the greater Holland area; must have no serious criminal record.  In an effort to educate the public about police policies and procedures, the Academy seeks "to dispel myths, suspicions, and misconceptions about law enforcement in Holland."  Class size is about 40 people. Managed by Community Policing Unit, with presentations that include OWI (operating while impaired) investigations; tours of department, county jail, and 911 Center; probation programs; K-9 unit; narcotics enforcement; use of force; domestic violence law; gang and anti-drug enforcement; judicial system, traffic and patrol procedures; city ordinances and state laws; ride-a-long with an officer for a shift; firearms use and training.  Application forms available in the lobby of the HDPS (89 West 8th St, Holland) or online.

 Jobs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Michigan Works! :  Tues, Aug 23, 10 am -2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland. Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant is recruiting for 45 jobs (hosts, bussers, food runners, line cooks, dishwashers).  (616) 396-2154.  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities.  Executive director of finance.

 The Commons of Evergreen:  Director of Advancement/Development.  Bachelor's degree; fundraising or advancement/selling experience.  Submit resume to Jane Van Den Beldt: vandenbeldtj@evergreencommons.org or call (616) 355-5156 for more information.

 City of Grand Rapids:   www.grcity.us

 Grand Rapids Community College:   www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

 Grand Valley State University:   https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm    Director, administrative service for College of Education;  custodian.

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers  Positions available for all shifts.

 Herman Miller, Inc.:  www.hermanmiller.com  Various open positions.  Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers.

 Holland Board of Public Works: Operations professional for Water Reclamation Facility.  Apply at hollandbpw.com

 Holland Charter Township:   www.hct.holland.mi.us  Parks and facilities maintenance director.

 Holland Community Aquatic Center: Maintenance/custodial position, full-time.  Experience in commercial/educational setting preferred; able to perform mathematical computations and complete Certified Pool Operator certification. Apply in person or contact Holland Community Aquatic Center, 550 Maple Ave, Holland; (616) 393-7595. 

 Holland Hospital:  Patient access specialist.  Financial analyst.  www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools:    www.hollandpublicschools.org  

 Holland Sentinel: Advertising coordinator.  Must have knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite & Mac OS.  Submit resume to suzanna.raab@flashespublishers.com

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org and click on Employment.  Adult education instructor/CNC; adult education instructor/nursing – CAN.

 Ottawa County Friend of the Court:   Openings also in other county offices. Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities.

 Spectrum Health:   www.spectrumhealth.org and click on Job Seekers at top of page.

 West Ottawa Public Schools:  www.westottawa.net/jobs/

 WOOD-TV:  Newscast produces; part-time overnight editor/photographer for 24 Hour News 8; assignment editor.  Apply at www.woodtv.com/careers

Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs

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 Will You Help Support ACEH and "In the Community"?

It's easy—there are 3 ways to become a member:

--You can join at our website http://www.harmonyalliance.org/www.harmonyalliance.org through PayPal;

--You can write a check to ACEH, c/o Treasurer Al Minert, Box 3007, Holland, MI 49422-3007;

--Or you can join at any ACEH program or social event.

 Dues are $20 per year for an individual ($35, two years); $30 per year for a couple or family ($50, two years); $40 for a nonprofit; and $75 for a business.  In lieu of (or in addition to) paying dues, you may join as a service member, volunteering for the group.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

 If you would like to donate to ACEH or its Scholarship Fund, go to www.harmonyalliance.org and click on the Donate button on the first page.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

 

  

 

Thursday, August 04, 2016

In the Community from ACEH week of August 7, 2016

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In the Community: August 7, 2016

A Weekly Listing of Diversity and Multicultural Events

From the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony:

"Diversity, Unity, and Justice Are at the Heart of ACEH"

 ACEH was founded in Holland in 1999 and is committed to justice, equal opportunity, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation for diversity.  Members and friends work together through programs, outreach, advocacy, and social events to make West Michigan a place where all people are welcomed and respected. "In the Community" is also on the ACEH website www.harmonyalliance.org   Please check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH – Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.  Lots of posted info and links to multicultural, race, and justice topics.  And now you can find us on Twitter at #acehalliance.             

                                   Please support ACEH so we can continue to publish this email and our monthly newsletter, and carry out other activities.   It's easy to join or make a contribution. Please see the information at the end of this email.  Thank you!

________________________________________________________________________

 Sat, Aug 13, 3 pm:  Community Unconferenced Dialogue to discuss recent killings of African Americans in the U.S.; other issues. Panelists will include Esther Fifelski, Holland Human Relations Commission director; Sgt. Larry Matzen, Holland community policing unit supervisor; Pastor Denise Kingdom-Grier of Maple Avenue Ministries; attorney Abe Gonzalez; and educator Lindsay Cherry.  Breakout sessions for group discussions; bring stories and concerns.  Open to the public; everyone is welcome.  Hosted by the African American Awareness & Development Organization (AAADO).  At Herrick District Library auditorium, 300 South River, Holland.

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 Sun, August 14, 1 pm to 4 pm:  18th annual Potluck in the Park hosted by the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH) to celebrate the diversity of our community.  Bring a dish to share from your culture, and a lawn chair or blanket for extra seating. ACEH provides beverages and table service.

 Come enjoy music, activities for all ages, pie-eating contest, musical tiles, balloons, face painting, arts and crafts, prizes, and more.  Invite family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, people who are new to West Michigan.  Everyone is welcome! Info at 396-3751 or www.harmonyalliance.org 

 At Dunton Park: North on River Ave, across the Unity Bridge, then west on Douglas/Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, then turn left to Howard Ave, and turn right to the park.  The Potluck will be in the large pavilion.  www.harmonyalliance.org

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 Thurs, Aug 18, 6 pm:  Holland Human Relations Commission meeting.  Open to the public.  At Holland City Hall, 2nd floor Training Room, 270 South River Ave, Holland.

 Sat, Aug 20, noon to 4 pm: Fundraiser to benefit My House Ministry for women/children.  Homestyle ribs "with the sides you love" by Maggie Hollis.  Order discount tickets at www.ribsdowntheblock.eventbrite.com  At Lawrence Park Pavilion, West Lawrence Ave, Zeeland (next to City on a Hill).  NOTE:  August 20 is the correct date.

 Tues, Sept 6, 4 pm:  Holland Police Community Relations Board meeting.  Open to the public.  At Holland Police Department Conference Room, 89 West 8th St, Holland.

Community Opportunity

Citizen's Police Academy, Sept 12 – Nov 21, Monday evenings 6 pm to 9 pm: Free, open to people age 17 and older who live or work in the greater Holland area; must have no serious criminal record.  In an effort to educate the public about police policies and procedures, the Academy seeks "to dispel myths, suspicions, and misconceptions about law enforcement in Holland."  Class size is about 40 people. Managed by Community Policing Unit, with presentations that include OWI (operating while impaired) investigations; tours of department, county jail, and 911 Center; probation programs; K-9 unit; narcotics enforcement; use of force; domestic violence law; gang and anti-drug enforcement; judicial syste;, traffic and patrol procedures; city ordinances and state laws; ride-a-long with an officer for a shift; firearms use and training.  Application forms available in the lobby of the HDPS (89 West 8th St, Holland) or online.

 Jobs and Job Fairs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Michigan Works! :  Grand Haven Hiring Event Tues, Aug 9, 10 am -2 pm at St. Patrick's/St. Anthony's Family Center, 920 Fulton St, Grand Haven. 20 employers offering 459 jobs. (616) 396-2154.  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities.  Executive director of finance.

 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Holland:   Front desk registrar for South Side Teen Center; part-time, full-year (up to 25 hrs/wk). 2:30 – 8 pm during school year, 11 am – 4 pm in summer.  Send resume and cover letter to Sara Dekker at sdekker@bgch.org or mail to 435 Van Raalte Ave, Holland 49423.  392-4102 for more information.

City of Grand Rapids:   www.grcity.us

 Grand Rapids Community College:   www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

 Grand Valley State University:   https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm  Web project coordinator; custodian

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers  Positions available for all shifts.

Herman Miller, Inc.:  www.hermanmiller.com  Various open positions.  Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers.

 Holland Board of Public Works: Operations professional for Water Reclamation Facility.  Apply at hollandbpw.com

 Holland Charter Township:   www.hct.holland.mi.us  Parks and facilities maintenance director.

 Holland Hospital:  Patient access specialist.  Financial analyst.  www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools:    www.hollandpublicschools.org  

 Hope College:  www.hope.edu  Tech Lab/desk assistant, part-time, hourly.  Deadline is August 19.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org and click on Employment. Manufacturing support aide; dental careers paraprofessional; healthcare foundations instructor; social worker.

 Ottawa County Friend of the Court:   Openings also in other county offices. Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities.

 Spectrum Health:   www.spectrumhealth.org and click on Job Seekers at top of page.

 West Ottawa Public Schools:  www.westottawa.net/jobs/

 WOOD-TV:  Part-time overnight editor/photographer for 24 Hour News 8; assignment editor.  Apply at www.woodtv.com/careers

 City of Zeeland:   Clean Water Plant Supervisor (deadline August 12). 

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs

 _____________________________________________________________________________

 Will You Help Support  ACEH and "In the Community"?

It's easy—there are 3 ways to become a member:

--You can join at our website www.harmonyalliance.org through PayPal;

--You can write a check to ACEH, c/o Treasurer Al Minert, Box 3007, Holland, MI 49422-3007;

--Or you can join at any ACEH program or social event.

 Dues are $20 per year for an individual ($35, two years); $30 per year for a couple or family ($50, two years); $40 for a nonprofit; and $75 for a business.  In lieu of (or in addition to) paying dues, you may join as a service member, volunteering for the group.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

 If you would like to donate to ACEH or its Scholarship Fund, go to www.harmonyalliance.org and click on the Donate button on the first page.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

In the Community from ACEH July 25, 2016


In the Community: July 25, 2016

A Weekly Listing of Diversity and Multicultural Events

From the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony:

"Diversity, Unity, and Justice Are at the Heart of ACEH"

 

ACEH was founded in Holland in 1999 and is committed to justice, equal opportunity, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation for diversity.  Members and friends work together through programs, outreach, advocacy, and social events to make West Michigan a place where all people are welcomed and respected. "In the Community" is also on the ACEH website www.harmonyalliance.org   Please check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH – Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.  Lots of posted info and links to multicultural, race, and justice topics.  And now you can find us on Twitter at #acehalliance.             

                                   Please support ACEH so we can continue to publish this email and our monthly newsletter, and carry out other activities.   It's easy to join or make a contribution. Please see the information at the end of this email.  Thank you!

________________________________________________________________________

  Mon, July 25, 7 pm:  "Welcoming Refugees in West Michigan," with guest speaker Susan Kragt, executive director, West Michigan Refugee Education & Cultural Center; the Center works to support families and individuals "to gain skills for successful integration into the community; to foster a sense of community that benefits refugees and non-refugees alike." Discussion.  For information, call Esther Fifelski at (616) 355-1322.  At Council Chambers, Holland City Hall, 270 South River, Holland.

 Sat, July 30, 9 am to 1 pm:  Solutions Summit: Community Informed Policing.  "To create space for community members to share concerns and create solutions."  "Group dialogue featuring topical experts, followed by smaller, community-driven discussion groups on how to address issues related to policing and how the community impacts that culture."  Organized by Partners for a Racism-Free Community in partnership with WGVU and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. www.prfc-gr.org  (616) 466-6187.   At WMU Cooley Law School, 111 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids.

 Tues, Aug 2, 7 am to 8 pm:  Michigan primary election.  In Ottawa County, millage renewals for Herrick District Library and Ottawa County Parks will be on the ballot.

 Tues, Aug 2, 5 pm to 8 pm:  Holland National Night Out. Annual crime prevention and community-building event; family activities, information, more.  Followed by free showing (at 9:30 pm) of the newest Star Wars movie: The Force Awakens. Bring lawn chairs.  (If weather is bad, film will be moved to the Park Theatre.) Sponsored by Holland BPW, Herrick District Library, and City of Holland.  At Kollen Park, Lake Macatawa, Holland.

 Sun, August 14, 1 pm to 4 pm:  18th annual Potluck in the Park hosted by the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH).  Bring a dish to share from your culture, and a lawn chair or blanket for extra seating. ACEH provides beverages and table service. Come enjoy music, activities for all ages, pie-eating contest, musical tiles, prizes, and more.  Invite family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, people new to West Michigan.  Info at 396-2201.  At Dunton Park: North on River Ave, across the Unity Bridge, then west on Douglas/Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, then left to Howard Ave, and turn right to the park.  The Potluck will be in the large pavilion.

 Sat, Aug 20, noon to 4 pm: Fundraiser to benefit My House Ministry for women/children.  Homestyle ribs "with the sides you love" by Maggie Hollis.  Order discount tickets at www.ribsdowntheblock.eventbrite.com  At Lawrence Park Pavilion, West Lawrence Ave, Zeeland (next to City on a Hill).  NOTE:  August 20 is the correct date. 

 Jobs and Job Fairs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Freedom Village Hiring Event:  Thurs, July 18, 9 am to 6 pm.  Jobs working with seniors; sign-on bonus of $500 for CNAs.  If unable to attend the event, contact Beth at (616) 820-7483 or 1-800-622-5474 or boonk@brookdaleliving.com  At Freedom Village Lakes Atrium, 145 Columbia Ave, Holland.

 Holland Michigan Works! :  Hiring Event Tues, July 26, 10 am -2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland; (616) 396-2154.  Six employers (Taco Bell, Stratosphere Quality, National Bulk Equipment, Magna Mirrors, Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, Heritage Homes) offering 77 positions.  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities.  Executive director of finance.

 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Holland:   Front desk registrar for South Side Teen Center; part-time, full-year (up to 25 hrs/wk). 2:30 – 8 pm during school year, 11 am – 4 pm in summer.  Send resume and cover letter to Sara Dekker at sdekker@bgch.org or mail to 435 Van Raalte Ave, Holland 49423.  392-4102 for more information.

 City of Grand Rapids:   www.grcity.us

 Grand Rapids Community College:   www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

 Grand Valley State University:   https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm  Web project coordinator; custodian

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers  Positions available for all shifts.

 Herman Miller, Inc.:  www.hermanmiller.com  Various open positions.  Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers.

 Holland Board of Public Works: Operations professional for Water Reclamation Facility.  Apply at hollandbpw.com

 Holland Charter Township:   www.hct.holland.mi.us  Parks and facilities maintenance director.

 City of Holland:   Equipment mechanic II, full-time.  Deadline to apply is July 29.  http://www.cityofholland.com/jobs or pick up application at City Hall, Human Resources Dept, 270 S. River, Holland.  Cover letters, resumes to above address or email  hr@cityofholland.com

 City of Holland – Police Services:   Part-time police desk assistant; part-time building custodian, deadlines July 29. Send applications to City of Holland – Police Services; Holland Department of Public Safety; attn.: Captain Mulder, 89 West 8th St, Holland.  Email contact: k.mulder@cityofholland.com

 Holland Hospital:  Patient access specialist.  Financial analyst.  www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools:    www.hollandpublicschools.org  Full-time student services administrative assistant.  Deadline is Thursday, July 28.

 Hope College:  www.hope.edu  Tech Lab/desk assistant, part-time, hourly.  Deadline is August 19.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org and click on Employment. Manufacturing support aide; dental careers paraprofessional; healthcare foundations instructor; social worker.

 Ottawa County Friend of the Court:   Openings also in other county offices. Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities.

 Park Township:  Custodian/maintenance position, full-time. Deadline is July 25. Applications and information at www.parktownship.org.

 Spectrum Health:   www.spectrumhealth.org and click on Job Seekers at top of page.

 West Ottawa Public Schools:  www.westottawa.net/jobs/

 WOOD-TV:  Part-time overnight editor/photographer for 24 Hour News 8; assignment editor.  Apply at www.woodtv.com/careers

 City of Zeeland:   Clean Water Plant Supervisor (deadline August 12).  Custodian, part-time. Director of Fire/Rescue: Fire Chief.  Part-time.  Resumes accepted until July 29 at 5 pm at Human Resources, 21 S. Elm St, Zeeland 49464 or clerk@cityofzeeland.com

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs

 _____________________________________________________________________________

 Will You Help Support  ACEH and "In the Community"?

It's easy—there are 3 ways to become a member:

--You can join at our website www.harmonyalliance.org through PayPal;

--You can write a check to ACEH, c/o Treasurer Al Minert, Box 3007, Holland, MI 49422-3007;

--Or you can join at any ACEH program or social event.

 Dues are $20 per year for an individual ($35, two years); $30 per year for a couple or family ($50, two years); $40 for a nonprofit; and $75 for a business.  In lieu of (or in addition to) paying dues, you may join as a service member, volunteering for the group.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

 If you would like to donate to ACEH or its Scholarship Fund, go to www.harmonyalliance.org and click on the  Donate button on the first page.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

  If you would like to donate to ACEH or its Scholarship Fund, go to www.harmonyalliance.org and