Friday, August 11, 2017

In the Community August 11

In the Community: August 11, 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.  Come join us as a member—see information at the end of this email.

 Sat, Aug 12, 7:30 pm:  Community Pops Concert: "South of the Border."  Free concert by Holland Symphony Orchestra featuring music of and inspired by culture and heritage of Central and South America.  Donations accepted.  At Kollen Park Band Shell, Lake Macatawa, Holland.

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Sunday, August 13, Potluck in the Park!

ACEH will hold its 19th annual Potluck in the Park on Sunday, August 13, from 1 to 4 pm at the Kollen Park Band Shell, by Lake Macatawa in Holland.  (Parking lot off 12th St)

 Come enjoy fun, fellowship, music, family activities, games, piñata, and great food.  Invite someone new in the community!

 Please bring a generous dish to share from your cultural background, and lawn chairs for extra seating.  ACEH provides table service and beverages.  Questions?  Able to volunteer at the Potluck?  Please call 396-2201 or email aceh@harmonyalliance.org

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 Mon, Aug 14, 6 pm:  Documentary film: "After Spring," about Syrian refugee crisis.  Part of Holland's International Relations Commission's This New American Life quarterly film series.  Follows two refugee families in transition at Zaatari, a refugee camp in Jordan housing 80,000 people.  Kristine Van Noord of Bethany Christian Services' Refugee Adult and Family Program will attend; she lived in the Middle East for 5 years and speaks Arabic.  At Herrick District Library auditorium, 300 South River Ave, Holland.

 Thurs, Aug 17, 6 pm to 8 pm:  Donation drive event to aid refugee families in West Michigan. Organized by Women's Issues Group, with Bethany Christian Services to collect personal hygiene and personal care items, cleaning and cooking supplies, household goods, towels, blankets, diapers, plastic storage containers, more.  On Facebook, go to Womens Issues: Holland MI   At Nuestra Casa/The Gathering Place, 253 West 15th St, Holland.

 Fri, Aug 18, 7 pm:  History Walk and Campfire: The OttawaInteractive program with a hike led by state park staff, re uses of natural resources throughout history.  A campfire and conversation will highlight the Ottawa Indians "to learn how they and others of the Three Fires groups utilized West Michigan before the settlers arrived."  Free, open to the public.  At Holland State Park Campground (at west end of Ottawa Beach Rd), Lake Macatawa.

 Fri, Aug 18, 7 pm:  PFLAG meeting.   Jamie Colburn, actor and theater producer/director ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "Sweeny Todd"), will speak about growing up queer in Holland.  Trans group meets at 6 pm.  At Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave, Holland.

 Wed, Sept 6.  10th annual MI Response to Hate Conference, focusing on anti-bias/anti-hate issues.  Register now at http://miaahc.com/mi-response-to-hate-2017/  Hosted by Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes.  At MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, South Harrison Rd, East Lansing.

 Sat, Sept 9, 5 pm:  Le Style de Vie, fundraiser to benefit Center for Women in Transition "for their mission of ending domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan counties."  Live music, style show, raffles, wine and craft beer tasting.  Hosted by Butch's Dry Dock, Globe Design & Vision, Studio K Clothing Company.   Tickets at www.cwitmi.org (Click on Get Involved and scroll to Events); $55 per person.  At tent behind Butch's Dry Dock, 44 East 8th St, Holland.

                        

Fri, Sept 15, 8:30 am – 4 pm:  Welcoming Michigan: Statewide Convening.  Building Immigrant-Friendly Communities.  Community members and municipal partners "learn from each other and share promising practices for fostering more inclusive communities."  Keynote speaker Tracy Keza, whose Hijabs & Hoodies photographs explore intersection between anti-blackness and Islamophobia.  Other speakers, workshops.  Cost is $30. Register at http://tinyurl.com/2017WelcomingRegistration   At Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Morris Lawrence Bldg, Ann Arbor.

Looking Ahead

Sept 18, 7 pm:  "Hope for Peace and Justice" highlighting 2017 International Day of Peace.  Sponsored by Lakeshore Women for Peace, with other partners, including ACEH.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland.

 Sept 21-24: 17th annual Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival.  This year's event is  presented under the auspices of Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP).  More info in September ACEH Newsletter.

 Thurs, Oct 5, 8:30 am:  11th annual Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing Breakfast: Opening Doors to Housing Choice.  Keynote speaker Amy Nelson, executive director of Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and board member of the National Fair Housing Alliance.  Free but must register (registration now open) at www.fhcwm.org or call (616) 451-2980.  At Baker Lofts, 24th St. at Lincoln Ave, Holland.

 Jobs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 West Michigan Works!  Hiring Event:  Tues, Aug 15, 10 am to 2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland, for   125 positions  from 9 employers (Arby's Restaurant Group, Effex Management Solutions, Evoqua Water Technologies, Michigan Turkey Producers, Peace at Home Caregivers, United Commercial Services, L&W Engineering, EG Workforce Solutions, Dialog Direct).  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities.

 Avanti Law Group:  Paralegal/legal assistant, full time.  Must be bilingual (Spanish/English).  Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to ralvarez@avantilaw.com

 Center for Women in Transition:   Clinical Coordinator.  Call to Action Team Leader, full time; to develop/implement the Ottawa County effort to engage men and boys in prevention programming. Crisis Intervention Advocate.  Part-time shelter assistants (2 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  Administrative analyst II—Cable administrator. Administrative aide- neighborhood connector.  Office assistant IV (advanced and lead/supervisory clerical/administrative work).  Librarian 1 (branch manager/youth services).

 Dean Transportation:   School bus drivers and attendants in Holland.  Paid CDL training provided.  Apply online at www.deantrans.com/jobs or in person Mon-Fri at 4600 128th Ave, Holland.

 Evergreen Commons:   Development coordinator, full-time (32-37 hrs/wk).  www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team/

 Gentex:     Housekeeping.  Housekeeping floor tech.  Second- and third-shift production team members.  Skilled trade technicians.  Various entry-level/experienced engineers.  www.gentex.com/careers

 Good Samaritan Ministries:   Part-time Circles Coach. Submit resume to Lotefa Bartlett de Villarreal (lvillarreal@GoodSamMinistries.com) by August 21. Go to https://www.goodsamministries.com/get-involved/jobs/ for full job description.

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

 Grand Valley State University   https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm    WGVU education coordinator.  Athletics health care administrator.  Academic department coordinator.  Office coordinator.  Director of civic learning and community engagement.  Art collections manager. Assistant athletic director for game and event management.  Assistant for Office of Sponsored Programs.  Grants and contracts specialist.   Secretary.  Dean's office assistant.  Coordinator of international student services.

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers 

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

 Holland Board of Public Works:  General accountant. https://www.hollandbpw.com

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us  Building inspector.  Mechanical inspector.  Community development director.  Buildings & grounds maintenance assistant, full-time. Clerk's assistant, part-time (20-24 hrs/wk). 

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

 Holland Public Schools. www.hollandpublicschools.org  Athletic activities.  Elementary school teaching. Food service.  High school teaching.  Special education support services.  Support staff.  Transportation

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs Click on Staff positionsMechanic, full-time hourly position; deadline Aug 17.  Assistant technical director, full-time administrative position; deadline  Aug 24.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs  Secretary.  Paraprofessional/Pastry arts & baking.  Paraprofssional/PC & network technologies. Adult education instructor/nursing-CNA.  Teacher assistant. Behavioral assistant.  Custodian, part-time.  Dental careers paraprofessional. Special education teachers.  Teacher Academy instructor.  Culinary arts instructor.  Maintenance specialist, 2nd shift.  Paraprofessional/mechatronics & robotics.  Secretary for special education & truancy functions. Behavior consultant.   Teacher consultant for hearing impaired. Transitions instructor. Natural resources/agriscience instructor. Social worker/behavioral specialist.  Occupational therapist. 

 Ottawa County:  https://www.miottawa.org/HRApp/Emp.jsp  Victim advocate.  Environmental health temp.  Office administrator, for Prosecuting Attorney; full time with benefits.bachelor's degree in relevant field with 5 years' experience in criminal justice system.  District Court collections clerk.  Friend of the Court Clerk I.  Legal assistant II.

 Ottawa County Road Commission: Mechanics.  Mechanic at North Holland garage. Assistant equipment supervisor, North Holland and Hudsonville garages.  www.ottawacorc.com.

 Pathways of Arbor Circle:  Foster Home Licensor for Muskegon and surrounding counties.  http://www.arborcircle.org/employment

 Ready for School:   G.A.P. (Guiding Assignment Professional).  Project & community investment coordinator.

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

             

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

 WOOD-TV8:  Studio technician.  www.woodtv.com/careers

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs  System administrator/Team lead.

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 Dear Subscribers:

 Will you step up to become a member of ACEH and help us continue publishing "In the Community" and our monthly Newsletter, hosting community events, and funding a local scholarship?  Join us for the first time or renew your membership.  It's easy, and it's not expensive. We believe you will feel great about being part of this long-time, friendly, and inclusive group!  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.

Thank you!

 The ACEH Board of Directors: C.J. Kingdom-Grier, Belinda Coronado, Al Minert, Eleanor Lopez, Bobbie Brown, H Bin Lim, Lori Shaw, Viola Jackson, Kim Ludwig

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Friday, August 04, 2017

In the Community August 4, 2017

In the Community: August 4, 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.  Come join us as a member—see information at the end of this email.

  

TONIGHT, Fri, Aug 4, 6 pm to 10 pm:  'The Bread Show": a celebration of Latin American and Anglo European bread making traditions.  Free. Presented by Urban Gardens Peforming Arts.  Live performance baking, in English and Spanish, written by Roel Garcia and Anna Gabhart; peformeRS Jose Angulo, Amber Wood, Marianna Ramirez-Franco.  Artwork by Erick Picardo, Lisa Walcott, Alynn Guerra, Sara Allsum-Wassenaar, and Sayde Anderson; with JK's Bakehouse, Ramirez Bakery, and Ken Freestone.  At Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St, Holland.

 Tues, Aug 8, 7 am to 8 pm:  Primary election for Ward 3 seat on Holland City Council. Polling place (Precincts 6 & 7, Ward 3) is at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland, 435 Van Raalte, Holland.

 Sunday, August 13, Potluck in the Park!

ACEH will hold its 19th annual Potluck in the Park on Sunday, August 13, from 1 to 4 pm at the Kollen Park Band Shell, by Lake Macatawa in Holland.  (Parking lot off 12th St)

 Come enjoy fun, fellowship, music, family activities, games, piñata, and great food.  Invite someone new in the community!

 Please bring a generous dish to share from your cultural background, and lawn chairs for extra seating.  ACEH provides table service and beverages.  Questions?  Able to volunteer at the Potluck?  Please call 396-2201 or 396-3751 or email aceh@harmonyalliance.org

 Mon, Aug 14, 6 pm:  Documentary film: "After Spring," about the Syrian refugee crisis.  Sponsored by Holland's International Relations Commission as part of its This New American Life quarterly film series.  Film follows two refugee families in transition at Zaatari, a refugee camp in Jordan that houses some 80,000 people.  Kristine Van Noord, program manager for Bethany Christian Services' Refugee Adult and Family Program, will be available for Q & A; she lived in the Middle East for 5 years and speaks Arabic.  At Herrick District Library auditorium, 300 South River Ave, Holland.

 Wed, Aug 16, noon (doors open 11:30 am):  Be the Bridge event: Lunch with Latasha Morrison.  Tickets $15; registration closes Aug 8Go to http://ridgepointff.org/iflunch/   Be the Bridge works for racial unity and builds partnerships with organizations "that have a heart and vision for diversity, racial justice and racial reconciliation."  At Ridge Point Community Church, 340 104th Ave, Holland.

 Thurs, Aug 17, 6 pm to 8 pm:  Donation drive event to aid refugee families in West Michigan. Organized by Women's Issues Group, with Bethany Christian Services.  Needed items: personal hygiene and personal care items, cleaning and cooking supplies, household goods, towels, blankets, diapers, plastic storage containers, more.  On Facebook, go to WomensIssues:HollandMI    At Nuestra Casa/The Gathering Place, 253 West 15th St, Holland.

 Wed, Sept 6.  10th annual MI Response to Hate Conference, focusing on anti-bias/anti-hate issues.  Register at http://miaahc.com/mi-response-to-hate-2017/  Hosted by Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes.   At MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, South Harrison Rd, East Lansing.

 Sat, Sept 9, 5 pm:  Le Style de Vie, fundraiser to benefit Center for Women in Transition and assist in their mission of ending domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan counties."  Live music, style show, raffles, wine and craft beer tasting, more.  Hosted by Butch's Dry Dock, Globe Design & Vision, and Studio K Clothing Company.  To become a sponsor, contact Center for Women in Transition, (616) 494-1744.  Tickets at website www.cwitmi.org (Click on Get Involved and scroll to Events); $55 per person.  At tent behind Butch's Dry Dock, 44 East 8th St, Holland.

Looking Ahead

Sept 18, 7 pm:  "Hope for Peace and Justice" highlighting 2017 International Day of Peace.  Sponsored by Lakeshore Women for Peace, with other partners, including ACEH.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland.

 Sept 21-24: 17th annual Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival.  This year's event will be presented under the auspices of Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP).

Jobs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 West Michigan Works!  Hiring Event:  Tues, Aug 8, 10 am to 2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland, for.  Bring copies of resume.

 Lake Michigan College Job Fair,  Tues, Aug 8, 6 pm to 8 pm.  Seeking part-time faculty for positions at South Haven campus and Allegan Tech Center.  Visit www.TeachAtLMC.com for qualification requirements and more info.  Registration is not necessary for the Job Fair. Call (269) 927-8132 or email jobs@lakemichigancollege.edu with questions.  At Allegan Tech Center, 2891 116th Ave, Allegan.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities. Corrections officer.  Deputy sheriff.  Election coordinator.  Medical examiner investigator.  Professional engineer.

 Arbor Circle:   www.arborcircle.org/employment.  Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center Director (Holland).   CLS program coordinator/supervisor (Grand Rapids).  Medical office support- outpatient counseling (Grand Rapids).  Foster care case manager (Muskegon Co.).  Peer recovery specialist – substance abuse services (Allegan Co.)  Outpatient therapist, part-time (Ottawa Co.)   Runaway and homeless youth therapist (Grand Rapids).

 Center for Women in Transition:  Call to Action Team Leader, full time; to develop/implement the Ottawa County Call to Action Project to engage men and boys in prevention programming. Crisis Intervention Advocate.  Part-time shelter assistants (2 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  Administrative analyst II—Cable administrator. Administrative aide- neighborhood connector.  Office assistant IV (advanced and lead/supervisory clerical/administrative work).

 Dean Transportation:   School bus drivers and attendants in Holland.  Paid CDL training provided.  Apply online at www.deantrans.com/jobs or in person Mon-Fri at 4600 128th Ave, Holland.

 Downtown Market, Grand Rapids:   www.downtownmarketgr.com/be-a-part/work  Education Foundation administrative coordinator. Market events coordinator, full time.  Variety of other jobs with the market or its vendors.

 Evergreen Commons:  Development coordinator, full-time (32-37 hrs/wk).  www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team/

 Gentex:     Housekeeping.  Housekeeping floor tech.  Second- and third-shift production team members.  Skilled trade technicians.  Various entry-level/experienced engineers.  www.gentex.com/careers

 Good Samaritan Ministries:   www.goodsamministries.com/get-involved/jobs   Full- and half-time AmeriCorps members for the Faith in Youth Partnership: serve at-risk middle school youth at local sites during 2017-18 school year.

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

 Grand Valley State University:    https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm    WGVU education coordinator.  Athletics health care administrator.  Academic department coordinator.  Office coordinator.  Director of civic learning and community engagement.  Art collections manager. Assistant athletic director for game and event management. .

 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  Building inspector.  Mechanical inspector.  Community development director.  Buildings & grounds maintenance assistant, full-time. Clerk's assistant, part-time (20-24 hrs/wk). 

 Holland Historical Trust (Holland Museum):   Executive director.  Development and communications manager.  Internships.  http://hollandmuseum.org/employment-opportunities

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

 Holland Public Schools. www.hollandpublicschools.org  .

Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs Click on Staff positions.  Mechanic, full-time hourly position; deadline Aug 17.  Assistant technical director, full-time administrative position; deadline  Aug 24.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs  Secretary.  Paraprofessional/Pastry arts & baking.  Paraprofssional/PC & network technologies. Adult education instructor/nursing-CNA.  Teacher assistant. Behavioral assistant.  Custodian, part-time.  Dental careers paraprofessional. Special education teachers.  Teacher Academy instructor.  Culinary arts instructor.  Maintenance specialist, 2nd shift.  Paraprofessional/mechatronics & robotics.  Secretary for special education & truancy functions. Behavior consultant.   Teacher consultant for hearing impaired. Transitions instructor. Natural resources/agriscience instructor. Social worker/behavioral specialist.  Occupational therapist. 

 Ottawa County:  https://www.miottawa.org/HRApp/Emp.jsp  Victim advocate.  Environmental health temp.  Office administrator, for Prosecuting Attorney; full time with benefits.bachelor's degree in relevant field with 5 years' experience in criminal justice system.  District Court collections clerk.  Friend of the Court Clerk I.  Legal assistant II.

 Ottawa County Road Commission: Mechanics.  Mechanic at North Holland garage. Assistant equipment supervisor, North Holland and Hudsonville garages.  www.ottawacorc.com.

 Pathways of Arbor Circle:  Foster Home Licensor for Muskegon and surrounding counties.  http://www.arborcircle.org/employment

 Ready for School:   G.A.P. (Guiding Assignment Professional).  Project & community investment coordinator.

 Saugatuck Center for the Arts:   Facilities specialist.  www.sc4a.org  Click on About Us and scroll to Employment.

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

 West Michigan Refugee Cultural and Education Center (Kentwood):   Program coordinator for family engagement.  https://refugeeeducationcenter.org

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

 WOOD-TV8:  Studio technician.  www.woodtv.com/careers

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs  System administrator/Team lead.

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 Dear Subscribers:

 In 2017, please consider stepping up to become a member of ACEH and help us continue publishing "In the Community" and our monthly Newsletter, hosting community events, and funding a local scholarship.  Join us for the first time or renew your membership.  It's easy, and it's not expensive. We believe you will feel great about being part of this long-time, friendly, and inclusive group!  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.

 Thank you!

 The ACEH Board of Directors: C.J. Kingdom-Grier, Belinda Coronado, Al Minert, Eleanor Lopez, Bobbie Brown, H Bin Lim, Lori Shaw, Viola Jackson, Kim Ludwig