Friday, October 20, 2017

In the Community October 20, 2017

In the Community, October 20, 2017

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 work together 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   Check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH – Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.  

  

TONIGHT, Fri, Oct 20, 7 pm:  PFLAG meeting: The Rev. Dan Furman, senior pastor of Hudsonville United Church of Christ, describes congregation's journey to become an Open and Affirming church. He is board chair of Out On The Lakeshore.  Gender SAFE (Supporting All For Equality) meets 6 to 7 pm.  At Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave, Holland.

 TONIGHT, Fri, Oct 20, 7:30 pm:  Concert: Sphinx Virtuosi, professional chamber orchestra with 18 of the nation's top Black and Latino classical soloists, alumni of renowned Sphinx Competition.  $22 adults, $16 seniors, $6 ages 18 and under; www.hope.edu/tickets or call (616) 395-7890.  At Miller Center for Musical Arts, 221 Columbia, Holland.

 Sat, Oct 21, 8:30 am  to 4:30 pm:  2017 West Side Immigrant and Refugee Rights Summit.  Focuses on challenges immigrants and refugees face, available resources, strategies for making West Michigan more welcoming.  $40 adults, $20 students.  Register at http://lighthouseimmigrantadvocates.com/summit. At Hope College Maas Auditorium (11th & Columbia) and Martha Miller Center (10th & Columbia), Holland.

 Sat, Oct 21, 2 pm:  Observance of 200th anniversary of birth of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i Faith.  Teachings of this spiritual leader formed the basis of a process of social transformation and community building "unique in global scope and diversity of participants."  Includes devotions, music and video presentations, refreshments. Contact 396-0210 or olson1943@comcast.net.  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

 Sat, Oct 21, 2 pm to 4 pm: Know Your Muslim Neighbor Open House.  Hosted by Grand Rapids Islamic Masjid and Religious Institute (Masjid At-Tawheed Mosque).  Tour prayer hall; ask questions about the Quran; ask questions to a Muslim refugee, teen, woman; try a hijab; write your name in Arabic; get a henna tattoo; try food and drinks from several Muslim countries.  At Masjid At-Tawheed, 3357 East Paris, Kentwood, MI

 Sat, Oct 21, 5:30–7:30 pm:  Fundraiser for My House Ministries: "The Sweetest Thing" Dessert Competition.  In advance, $8 adults, $4 children 10 and under; at the door, $10 adults, $5 kids. www.myhouseministry.org/event  Proceeds "provide hope, housing & guidance to women and children in Holland." At Calvary Church, 400 Beeline, Holland.

 Sat, Oct 21, 8 pm, doors open; 9 pm-1 am, dance: Celebration of Alegria Latina radio program's 53rd anniversary on the air at 92.7 FM.  Dancing, music by Yvonne & Grupo Fuego, food, fun. $10 per person, $20 couple.  At Holland VFW, 175 West 8th St, Holland.

 Tues, Oct 24, 5:45 pm:  Informal event to meet Holland City Council members Myron Trethewey, Quincy Byrd, Scott Corbin.  At Holland City Hall Rotunda, 270 S. River, Holland

 Tues, Oct 24, 7 pm:  Public forum to hear Holland mayoral candidates Nancy De Boer and Jay Peters.  Hosted by League of Women Voters of Holland.  At Holland City Hall, 270 S. River, Holland.

 Fri, Oct 27, 6 pm to 7 pm:  Day of the Dead celebration.  Hosted by Hope College Latino Student Organization and Kruizenga Art Museum.  At Kruizenga Art Museum, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.

 Wed, Nov 1, 7 pm:  The Big Read Kick-Off Event.  TED-talk styled evening to put this year's book selection, "When the Emperor Was Divine," into context; with Amy Otis-De Grau, Dr. Wayne Tan, and Dr. Jeanne Petit.  At Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 East 8th St, Holland.

 Wed, Nov 1, 7 pm:  "Muste in Michigan": Four Hope College alumni discuss "Muste's Michigan and Reformed Church background, his checkered relationship with the college, and his legacy."  Videographer David Schock will talk about his documentary film "Radical for Peace."  Hope alumnus A.J. Muste was an internationally known advocate for peace and justice; he died in 1967.  At Graves Hall, 263 College Ave, Holland.

 Thurs, Nov 2, 7 pm:  Know Your Neighbors Series: "Know Your Muslim Neighbor."  Panel discussion.  Hosted by Interfaith Allies.  At Graves Hall, 263 College Ave, Holland.

 Fri, Nov 3, 6:30 pm: 2nd annual LAUP Gala.  Will honor Hope College and Tony Castillo of Milagro Six for contributions and support of LAUP and will highlight organization's work in the past year and vision for the coming year.  $75 per person; $500 for table of 8. www.laup.org/events  At Laketown Golf & Conference Center, 6069 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck.

 Fri, Nov 10, 8:30 am-4 pm:  Ottawa County Diversity Forum 2017.  Promotes a welcoming community for diverse populations; speakers/discussion leaders from government, business, community, faith, education, LGBTQ community.  $10 for non-county employees, includes lunch.  Hosted by Ottawa County Cultural Intelligence Committee.  Register at https://www.miottawa.org/AdminEventReg/displayEvent.action?calEle=0&eventID=30&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery   At Fillmore Complex, 1220 Fillmore St, West Olive.

 Community Opportunity

Community Día de los Muertos Ofrenda, on display Wed, Oct 25 – Wed, Nov 8:  The public is invited to bring photos, trinkets, poems, and other items (no valuables, alcohol, or perishables) for display in honor of family members and others who have died.  Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a "multi-day Mexican holiday (Oct 31, Nov 1 and 2) of remembrance, celebrated with ofrendas/altars recognizing ancestors."  Mark items with name and contact information and drop off at main floor information desk. (616) 355-3100.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland.

 Jobs and Job Fair

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 West Michigan Works!  Hiring Event:  Tues, Oct 24, 10 am to 2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland.  Bring copies of resume.

 Haworth On-site Hiring Event:  Thurs, Oct 26, 3 pm to 6 pm.  Primarily 2nd and 3rd shifts.  Bring copies of resume.  At One Haworth Center, Holland

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities. Correction officer; deputy sheriff; janitor; law clerk; medical examiner investigator; project coordinator; public health nurse.

 City of Grand Rapids:    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  Website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us 

 Evergreen Commons:    www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team/ Program assistant for Day Center (24-28/hrs wk, M, W, F 8 am -4 pm).

 Gentex:   www.gentex.com/careers

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

 Grand Valley State University   https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers 

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

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us   

 Holland Hospital:   www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools. www.hollandpublicschools.org   Teachers for elementary grades.

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs Click on Staff.  Academic Success Center services assistant, part-time. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre artistic director, part-time, hourly; open until filled.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs

 Ottawa County:  https://www.miottawa.org/HRApp/Emp.jsp   Project support specialist, part-time (19.2 hrs/wk at Fillmore Complex).

 Ottawa County Road Commission:    www.ottawacorc.com

 Plascore:  www.plascore.com

 Primera Plastics:  www.primera-inc.com

 Resthaven:  Volunteer coordinator, part-time.  Care companion; several other positions.  www.resthaven.org and Click on Careers.

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

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

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs or call (616) 748-3011. ________________________________________________________________________

 Dear Readers of "In the Community":

Many of you are financial supporters of the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony, and you are deeply appreciated.  We're asking if others of you who read, use, forward, or otherwise benefit from this weekly email will also become members of ACEH.  Your dues are needed to help pay for "In the Community," our monthly Newsletter, educational programs, partnerships with other groups, outreach and advocacy, and community social events twice a year.

 It's easy to join!  Here's how:

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

--Or 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.  The fiscal year is October 1 – September 30.

 

Thank you!

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

In the Community October 13, 2017

In the Community, October 13, 2017

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 work together 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   Check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH – Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.  

 Dear Readers of "In the Community":

 Many of you are financial supporters of the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony, and you are deeply appreciated.  We're asking if others of you who read, use, forward, or otherwise benefit from this weekly email will also become members of ACEH.  Your dues are needed to help pay for "In the Community," our monthly Newsletter, educational programs, partnerships with other groups, outreach and advocacy, and community social events twice a year.

 It's easy to join!  Here's how:

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

--Or 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.  The fiscal year is October 1 – September 30.

 Thank you!

___________________________________________________________________________

Mon, Oct 16, 6:30 pm:  "Stand Up: Protect the Vote" public forum of the Holland League of Women Voters, co-sponsored by ACEH, LAUP, LEDA, HRC and IRC, on voting rights, suppression of the vote, and strategies to preserve the vote.  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland(ACEH will not have a separate general meeting this month.)

 Wed, Oct 18, 6 pm:  Raise the Age Michigan campaign. Discussion: Should 17-year-olds be sent to adult prisons?  Hosted by American Civil Liberties Union, Michigan Council on Crime & Delinquency, Michigan League for Public Policy. At Herrick Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

 Thurs, Oct 19, 5:30 – 8 pm: 13th annual Cesar E. Chavez Gala.  Presentation of Hispanic Excellence Scholarship and Community Awards.  Speaker, entertainment.  Tickets $100.  RSVP by October 6 at www.gvsu.edu/inclusion/17cecgala  At GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center, 301 West Fulton, 2nd floor, Grand Rapids.

 Thurs, Oct 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Western Branch of ACLU: Honoring Civil Libertarian of the Year Rev. Doug Van Doren.  Free, open to the public.  Light food, refreshments. western@aclumich.org  At Women's City Club of Grand Rapids, 254 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids.

 Thurs, Oct 19, 7 pm: Documentary: "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World," about the role of Native Americans in popular music industry.  Tickets $5 to $7. (269) 857-2399.  At Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St, Saugatuck.

 Friday, Oct 20, 7 pm:  PFLAG meeting: The Rev. Dan Furman, senior pastor of Hudsonville United Church of Christ, will describe the journey of his congregation to become an Open and Affirming church.  He is also board chair of Out On The Lakeshore.  Gender SAFE (Supporting All For Equality) meets 6 to 7 pm.  At Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave, Holland.

 Fri, Oct 20, 7:30 pm:  Concert: Sphinx Virtuosi, professional chamber orchestra with 18 of the nation's top Black and Latino classical soloists, alumni of renowned Sphinx Competition.  The organization "… helps to increase the number of Black and Latino members in American orchestras through education, community outreach in schools, summer music camp, and more."  $22 adults, $16 seniors, $6 ages 18 and under; buy online at www.hope.edu/tickets or call (616) 395-7890.  Part of Great Performance Series. At Miller Center for Musical Arts, 221 Columbia, Holland.

 Sat, Oct 21, 9 am  to 4:30 pm:  2017 West Side Immigrant and Refugee Rights Summit.  Focuses on challenges immigrants and refugees face, available resources, strategies for making West Michigan more welcoming. Presented by Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates, Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Hope College. $40 adults, $20 students.  Register at http://lighthouseimmigrantadvocates.com/summit. At Hope College Maas Auditorium (11th & Columbia) and Martha Miller Center (10th & Columbia), Holland.

 Sat, Oct 21, 2 pm:  Observance of 200th anniversary of birth of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i Faith.  Teachings of this spiritual leader formed the basis of a process of social transformation and community building "unique in global scope and diversity of participants."  Event includes devotions, music and video presentations, refreshments. Contact Annie Olson at 396-0210 or olson1943@comcast.net.  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

 Sat, Oct 21, 2 pm to 4 pm: Know Your Muslim Neighbor Open House.  Hosted by Grand Rapids Islamic Masjid and Religious Institute (Masjid At-Tawheed Mosque).  Public is invited to tour prayer hall; ask questions about the Quran; ask questions to a Muslim refugee, teen, woman; try a hijab; write your name in Arabic; get a henna tattoo; try food and drinks from several Muslim countries.  At Masjid At-Tawheed, 3357 East Paris, Kentwood, MI

 Sat, Oct 21, 5:30–7:30 pm:  Fundraiser for My House Ministries: "The Sweetest Thing" Dessert Competition. Sweets from 10 businesses, bakeries, restaurants; vote for your favorite.  Carnival games.  In advance, $8 adults, $4 children 10 and under; at the door, $10 adults, $5 kids. www.myhouseministry.org/event  Proceeds "provide hope, housing & guidance to women and children in Holland." At Calvary Church, 400 Beeline, Holland.

 Sat, Oct 21, 8 pm, doors open; 9 pm-1 am, dance: Celebration of Alegria Latina radio program: Event marks program's 53rd anniversary on the air at 92.7 FM.  Dancing, music by Yvonne & Grupo Fuego, food, fun. $10 per person, $20 couple.  At Holland VFW, 175 West 8th St, Holland.

 Tues, Oct 24, 5:30 pm:  Disability Network/Lakeshore Ability Award event. Dinner, keynote speaker Randy Lewis.  RSVP by Oct 15 to:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-ability-award-tickets-36718532118  At Midtown Center, 96 West 15th St, Holland.

 Tues, Oct 24, 7 pm:  Public forum to hear Holland mayoral candidates Nancy DeBoer and Jay Peters.  Hosted by League of Women Voters of Holland.  At Holland City Hall, 270 S. River, Holland.

  Fri, Nov 3, 6:30 pm: 2nd annual LAUP Gala.  Latin Americans United for Progress honor Hope College and Tony Castillo of Milagro Six for contributions and support of LAUP and will highlight organization's work in the past year and vision for the coming year.  $75 per person; $500 for table of 8. www.laup.org/events  At Laketown Golf & Conference Center, 6069 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck.

 Fri, Nov 10, 8:30 am-4 pm:  Ottawa County Diversity Forum 2017.  Event promotes a welcoming community for diverse populations; speakers/discussion leaders are from government, business, community, faith, education, and LGBTQ community.  $10 for non-county employees, includes lunch.  Hosted by Ottawa County Cultural Intelligence Committee.  https://www.miottawa.org/AdminEventReg/displayEvent.action?calEle=0&eventID=30&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery    At Fillmore Complex, 1220 Fillmore St, West Olive.

 Community Opportunities

Ottawa County CASA:  CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are needed to advocate for Ottawa County's abused and neglected children.  Volunteers are screened, trained, and assigned to one family of children at a time while the children are wards of Family Court; the volunteers' role is to investigate, advocate, facilitate, monitor, and report to the court.  Email avenard@arborcircle.org for information and an application.

 Jobs and Job Fair

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Holland Public Schools:   Job Fair:   TODAY, Friday, Oct 13, 1 pm to 3 pm:  Bus drivers, classroom assistants, full-year maintenance.  Substitute positions as teachers, classroom assistants, playground supervisors, secretaries.  At HPS District Administration Building, 320 West 24th St, Holland.

 West Michigan Works!  Hiring Event:  Tues, Oct 17, 10 am to 2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland.  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities. Correction officer; deputy sheriff; janitor; law clerk; medical examiner investigator; project coordinator; public health nurse.

 Center for Women in Transition:   Clinical Coordinator.  Crisis Intervention Advocate.  Part-time shelter assistants (2 new positions). On-call shelter assistant.  Go to https://cwitmi.org, click on About CWIT, and scroll to Job Opportunities.

 City of Grand Rapids:    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  Website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us 

 Evergreen Commons:    www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team/ Program assistant for Day Center (24-28/hrs wk, M, W, F 8 am -4 pm).

 Gentex:   www.gentex.com/careers

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

 Grand Valley State University   https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm

  Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers 

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

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us   

 Holland Hospital:   www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools. www.hollandpublicschools.org   Teachers for elementary grades.

 Holland Public Safety Department:  

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs Click on StaffCustodial services manager, full time, deadline Oct 13.  Academic Success Center services assistant, part-time. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre artistic director, part-time, hourly; open until filled.

 Hope College Hospitality Services (Creative Dining):  Part-time and full-time: cooks, dishwashers, servers, housekeeping, utility employees. Hope College Dining Services office, 150 East 10th St (Phelps Dining Hall); 616-395-7930; zehr@hope.edu

 Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance:   Accountant (15-20 hrs/week).  www.ethnicdiversity.org  Click on News, and then on Jobs.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs

 Ottawa County:  https://www.miottawa.org/HRApp/Emp.jsp   Project support specialist, part-time (19.2 hrs/wk at Fillmore Complex).

 Ottawa County Road Commission:    www.ottawacorc.com

 Plascore:  www.plascore.com

 Primera Plastics:  www.primera-inc.com

 Resthaven:  Volunteer coordinator, part-time.  Care companion; several other positions.  www.resthaven.org and Click on Careers.

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

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

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs or call (616) 748-3011. ________________________________________________________________________