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.
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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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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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