Thursday, February 15, 2018

In the Community February 16, 2018

In the Community, February 16, 2018

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.  

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Until the Party!!

The Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH) invites you and your family and friends to its annual Heart 2 Heart Community Celebration, a Potluck and Cultural Sharing Party, on Saturday, February 17, from  5 p.m. to 8:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th St, Holland.

 Please plan to bring a dish to share from your cultural background, and a nonperishable item for a local food bank.  There will be fun, fellowship, fabulous food, family activities, music, and performances to entertain all ages, plus a silent auction of goods and services to support ACEH's work in our community. 

 There is no cost to attend or sign up, but please register yourself and your guests at this link:

           https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aceh-heart-to-heart-community-celebration-tickets-41852229144

           If you decide to come and don't get registered ahead of time, you are very welcome to attend.

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 Hope College French Films Series:

TONIGHT, Fri, Feb 16, 7:30 pm:  "Bienvenue a Marly-Gomont."  Sat, Feb 17, 3 pm: "Frantz."   $7 adults; $6 seniors; free to Hope faculty, staff, students.  At Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 East 8th St, Holland.

 Sun, Feb 18, 1 pm to 4:30 pm:  Taste of Soul Sunday.  Celebration of African American history and culture: live music, food, presentations, workshops on family history, poetry, kids' crafts.  Free.  At Grand Rapids Public Library main branch, 111 Library St, Grand Rapids.

 Tues, Feb 20, 6 pm: 2018 Black History Lecture: "Black Students in Higher Education: Disparities, Challenges, and Triumphs." Dr. Tonisha Lane, University of South Florida, will include issues such as implicit bias, campus climate, racial microaggressions, stereotype threat, sense of belonging; she holds a Ph.D. from MSU and has many awards for her research on the experiences and outcomes of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sponsored by Hope College Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  At Bultman Student Center Auditorium, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.

 Tues, Feb 20, 7 pm: "Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad." Rosie Chapman performs as Tubman (who helped liberate hundreds of slaves before and during the Civil War) and involves the audience in her presentation.  At Herrick District Library Children's Area, 300 South River, Holland.

 Thurs, Feb 22, 6 pm to 8 pm (dinner 6 pm to 6:30 pm).:  Visitor night at Circles Ottawa County.  Come to learn more about this Good Samaritan program and enjoy a meal and fellowship with participants. Circles Ottawa County brings families of diverse incomes together to help low-income families achieve their financial goals; it also collaborates with community partners in an effort to end poverty on a county-wide scale.  Matches Leaders (financially vulnerable community members motivated to change their lives) with Allies (volunteers who believe Leaders can achieve their goals and who commit to be with them as they complete the program).  There is also a Circles Youth Program for ages up to 16.

 Circles is seeking new Leaders to start March 1 and new Allies to begin training March 15.  Contact Ashley Rodriguez, coach, at ARodriguez@GoodSamMinistries.com or (616) 392-7159, ext 116.   At New Community 4th Reformed Church, 238 West 15th St, Holland.

 Community Opportunity

The Promote the Vote Campaign is looking for people to host gatherings in their homes in Holland, Saugatuck/Douglas, West Olive, etc.,  on Wednesday, February 21, to kick off a campaign to put a voting rights amendment to the Michigan constitution on the November 2018 ballot.  Backed by a coalition of the League of Women Voters, ACLU, NAACP, and others, the amendment would protect the right to a secret ballot, provide equal access to absentee ballots, allow citizens to register closer to Election Day (as most states do), give the option to vote straight party ticket, automatically register citizens to vote at the Secretary of State's office unless the citizen declines, create rules that remove barriers and make voting more secure.  More info at info@promotethevote.com and https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/promote-the-vote-michigan/

 Exhibit

"Black Heroes/Black Friday"; shown throughout February:   Portraits of black heroes by more than 20 artists.  St. Louis, MO, artist Sarah Paulsen, who was involved in the Ferguson Movement following the officer-involved shooting death of Mike Brown, drew 50 portraits of black heroes in four days leading up to Black Friday, the largest shopping day in November and encouraged other artists to do the same.  Supported by CultureWorks.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland, and at the library's North Branch, 155 Riley St.

 Jobs and Job Fairs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 West Michigan Works!  Tues, Feb 20, 10 am-2 pm; 121 Clover St, Holland   Bring resumes.

 Downtown Market Job Fair.  Wed, Feb 21, and Thurs, Feb 22, 4 pm to 6 pm:  Interviews (in second floor banquet room) for facilities crew, bartenders, market hall merchant retail positions, summer internships.  Applications available on site; feel free to bring any additional related materials.  At Downtown Market, 435 Ionia, SW, Grand Rapids.

 John Ball Zoo Job Fair:  Sat, March 3, 10 am to 2 pm:  Seasonal, interships, careers.  Meet with reps of admissions, education, experiences, food & beverage, retail & face painting, membership, park maintenance, volunteers.  At Zoo Administration Office, 2nd floor ballroom, 1300 West Fulton, Grand Rapidshttp://www.jbzoo.org/careers

 Gentex Corporation:  Open interviews for production team members every Wednesday from 7 am to 4 pm at 58 East Riley, Zeelandwww.gentex.com/careers

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org   Chief deputy county treasurer.  Client financial services clerk for Friend of the Court. Corrections officer.  Deputy sheriff.  Medical examiner investigator.  Reigstered sanitarian. Senior election coordinator.  Treatment specialist.

 Comerica Bank:  www.comericajobs.com  Banking center manager, Holland; full time.

 Community Circle Theatre, Grand Rapids:  Scenic and electrical intern (paid) for April 18-Sept 9 and Sept 24-25.  www.circletheatre.org

 D. A. Blodgett St. John's:  https://dabsj.org/careers/food-service-assistant/#  Food service assistant, part-time (20 hrs/wk).

 Global Concepts Enterprise, Inc.:  Assemblers and material handlers, 1st shift positions.  Email resume to HR@globalconcepts.com or apply in person at 785 Waverly Court, Holland 49423.

 City of Grand Rapids:    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  Website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us  Library assistant (branches/youth services), part-time.

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

 Grand Rapids Downtown Market.  Building and maintenance manager.

 Grand Valley State University   https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm  WGVU Digital Coordinator  Temporary dispatcher/Communication specialist.  Public safety officer.

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers 

 Herman Miller, Inc.:   www.hermanmiller.com  Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers. Variety of summer internships available that offer a paid, 12-week opportunity for students early in their career.  Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

 Holland Area Arts Council:  www.hollandarts.org/careers-and-internships.html  Executive director, full-time. Summer internships: children's art education; community arts education.  School semester internship: marketing and communications.

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us   Code enforcement officer, full-time

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

 Holland Public Schools:   www.hollandpublicschools.org     Substitute teachers, classroom assistants, food service workers, lunch playground supervisors, bus drivers.

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs  

 John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids:  Rental and event facilitator, seasonal, 24-35 hrs/wk; most shifts are late afternoon through evening.  Experience facilitator.  Facilities manager.  Face painter.  Instructor.  www.jbzoo.org/careers

 Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance:  http://lakeshorenonprofits.org/programs-and-services/nonprofit-job-postings/  Job openings at local nonprofits.

 MOKA (Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan):  Provides various supports to developmentally disabled persons in these counties.  www.moka.org/careers

 Nature's Market:   Cashier (1st week hours: 30.25, various days/times; 2nd week hours, 33, various days/times; work weeks continue in same order). Position includes various other duties in the store. www.naturesmarketholland.com  (616) 394-5250.  1013 Washington Ave, #30, Holland.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs  Classroom aides/special education.  Barn/farm maintenance, part-time.  Payroll specialist.  Adult ed instructor/Microsoft, Excel, MiniTab, and JMP.  Application developer.  Technology field support specialist.

 Ottawa County:  https://www.miottawa.org/HRApp/Emp.jsp   Director of Emergency Management.  Project support specialist, part-time (19.2 hrs/wk at Fillmore Complex).   Friend of the Court clerk.

 Ottawa County Road Commission:   www.ottawacorc.com  Civil engineer.  Engineering aide.  Inventory clerk.  Special services aide.

 Plascore:  www.plascore.com

 Primera Plastics:  www.primera-inc.com

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

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

 WOOD-TV:   www.woodtv.com/careers  Photographer/editor/production assistant.

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

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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. 

      

Friday, February 09, 2018

In the Community February 9, 2018

In the Community, February 9, 2018

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.  

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 One Week and one day Until the Party!!

The Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH) invites you and your family and friends to its annual Heart 2 Heart Community Celebration, a Potluck and Cultural Sharing Party, on Saturday, February 17, from  5 p.m. to 8:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th St, Holland.

 Please plan to bring a dish to share from your cultural background, and a nonperishable item for a local food bank.  There will be fun, fellowship, fabulous food, family activities, music, and performances to entertain all ages, plus a silent auction of goods and services to support ACEH's work in our community. 

 There is no cost to attend, but please register yourself and your guests at this link:

           https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aceh-heart-to-heart-community-celebration-tickets-41852229144

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 Sat, Feb 10, 10 am: Koffie Kletz: "Dutch Roots:  Understanding Names & Genealogy."  Discussion of variety and meaning of names; info about online resources for research (feel free to bring a tablet or laptop).  $5.  Register at 355-1030.  At Windmill Island Gardens Post House, 1 Lincoln Ave, Holland.

 Mon, Feb 12, 2 pm to 7 pm:  Pop-up Office Hours at Out On The Lakeshore Community Center, with staff from Equality Michigan Department of Victim Services offering support/advocacy for LGBTQ and HIV+ community. Appointments: (866) 962-1147 or sjohnson@equalitymi.org  These hours will continue on the second Monday of each month through November.  At Out On The Lakeshore Community Center, 451 Columbia Ave, Holland.

 Mon, Feb 12, 6 pm to 7 pm:  "Check Yo' Self:  Becoming Culturally Competent."  Interactive workshop by Holland Public Schools Equity Alliance, "to examine subconscious forms of bias and conditioning and become more fully aware of racial messages we've absorbed through our upbringing, the media, our education, etc."  Aims to empower participants to explore possible solutions and areas for more study and investigation.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland.

 Mon, Feb 12, 7 pm:  "The Legacy of the Negro Leagues."  Holland Sentinel sports editor Dan D'Addona will talk about the history of the League, its impact on baseball and U.S. culture, and the role our region played in it; he serves on the American Baseball Research's Negro Leagues Research Committee.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland.

 Tues, Feb 13, 3:30 pm to 5 pm:  Presentation by Shaka Senghor, nationally known advocate for criminal justice reform. Free, open to public.  Sponsored by LAUP and Herman Miller.  At Herman Miller Greenhouse Facility, 10201 Adams St, Holland.

 Tues, Feb 13, 6:30 pm:  "Community Talks: The 95 Stories Project."  An effort of Hope College students to address "underground racism and homophobia" on campus, this event will be an opportunity to learn about the Project and to raise questions and concerns.  A partnership with Forward Action Michigan – Ottawa and Allegan Counties.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland.

 Thurs, Feb 15, 7:30 pm:  Hope College French Films Series: "Mali Blues."

Fri, Feb 16, 7:30 pm:  "Bienvenue a Marly-Gomont."

Sat, Feb 17, 3 pm: "Frantz."   $7 adults; $6 seniors; free to Hope faculty, staff, students.  At Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 East 8th St, Holland.

 Sun, Feb 18, 1 pm to 4:30 pm:  Taste of Soul Sunday.  Celebration of African American history and culture: live music, food, presentations, workshops on family history, poetry, kids' crafts.  Free.  At Grand Rapids Public Library main branch, 111 Library St, Grand Rapids.

 Tues, Feb 20, 6 pm: 2018 Black History Lecture: "Black Students in Higher Education: Disparities, Challenges, and Triumphs." Dr. Tonisha Lane, University of South Florida, will include issues such as implicit bias, campus climate, racial microaggressions, stereotype threat, sense of belonging; she holds a Ph.D. from MSU and has many awards for her research on the experiences and outcomes of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sponsored by Hope College Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  At Bultman Student Center Auditorium, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.

 Tues, Feb 20, 7 pm: "Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad." Rosie Chapman performs as Tubman (who helped liberate hundreds of slaves before and during the Civil War) and involves the audience in her presentation.  At Herrick District Library Children's Area, 300 South River, Holland.

 Community Opportunity

The Promote the Vote Campaign is looking for people to host gatherings in their homes in Holland, Saugatuck/Douglas, West Olive, etc.,  on Wednesday, February 21, to kick off a campaign to put a voting rights amendment to the Michigan constitution on the November 2018 ballot.  Backed by a coalition of the League of Women Voters, ACLU, NAACP, and others, the amendment would protect the right to a secret ballot, provide equal access to absentee ballots, allow citizens to register closer to Election Day (as most states do), give the option to vote straight party ticket, automatically register citizens to vote at the Secretary of State's office unless the citizen declines, create rules that remove barriers and make voting more secure.  More info at info@promotethevote.com and https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/promote-the-vote-michigan/

 Exhibit

"Black Heroes/Black Friday"; shown throughout February:   Portraits of black heroes by more than 20 artists.  St. Louis, MO, artist Sarah Paulsen, who was involved in the Ferguson Movement following the officer-involved shooting death of Mike Brown, drew 50 portraits of black heroes in four days leading up to Black Friday, the largest shopping day in November and encouraged other artists to do the same.  Supported by CultureWorks.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland, and at the library's North Branch, 155 Riley St.

 Jobs and Job Fairs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 West Michigan Works!  Tues, Feb 13, 10 am-2 pm; 121 Clover St, Holland   Bring resumes.

 Forge Industrial Staffing job fair:  Wed, Feb 14, 10 am to 4 pm, 144 Coolidge Ave, Holland.  Long-term positions, all shifts.  Assembly, packaging, powder coating, fabrication, machine operator, and more.  Can also apply online at www.Forgestaff.com

 Gentex Corporation:  Open interviews for production team members every Wednesday from 7 am to 4 pm at 58 East Riley, Zeelandwww.gentex.com/careers

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org   Chief deputy county treasurer.  Client financial services clerk for Friend of the Court. Corrections officer.  Deputy sheriff.  Medical examiner investigator.  Reigstered sanitarian. Senior election coordinator.  Treatment specialist.

 Comerica Bank:  www.comericajobs.com  Banking center manager, Holland; full time.

 Global Concepts Enterprise, Inc.:  Assemblers and material handlers, 1st shift positions.  Email resume to HR@globalconcepts.com or apply in person at 785 Waverly Court, Holland 49423.

 City of Grand Rapids:    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  Website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us  Library assistant (branches/youth services), part-time.

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

Grand Rapids Downtown Market.  Building and maintenance manager.

 Grand Valley State University   https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm  WGVU Digital Coordinator  Temporary dispatcher/Communication specialist.  Public safety officer.

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers 

 Herman Miller, Inc.:   www.hermanmiller.com  Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers. Variety of summer internships available that offer a paid, 12-week opportunity for students early in their career.  Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

 Holland Area Arts Council:  www.hollandarts.org/careers-and-internships.html  Executive director, full-time. Summer internships: children's art education; community arts education.  School semester internship: marketing and communications.

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us   Code enforcement officer, full-time

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

Holland Public Schools:   www.hollandpublicschools.org     Substitute teachers, classroom assistants, food service workers, lunch playground supervisors, bus drivers.

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs  

 Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance:  http://lakeshorenonprofits.org/programs-and-services/nonprofit-job-postings/  Job openings at local nonprofits.

 MOKA (Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan):  Provides various supports to developmentally disabled persons in these counties.  www.moka.org/careers

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs  Classroom aides/special education.  Barn/farm maintenance, part-time.  Payroll specialist.  Adult ed instructor/Microsoft, Excel, MiniTab, and JMP.  Application developer.  Technology field support specialist.

 Ottawa County:  https://www.miottawa.org/HRApp/Emp.jsp   Director of Emergency Management.  Project support specialist, part-time (19.2 hrs/wk at Fillmore Complex).   Friend of the Court clerk.

 Ottawa County Road Commission:   www.ottawacorc.com  Civil engineer.  Engineering aide.  Inventory clerk.  Special services aide.

 Plascore:  www.plascore.com

 Primera Plastics:  www.primera-inc.com

 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.  Recreation coordinator.

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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.