Monday, September 12, 2016

In the Community from ACEH September 11, 2016

In the Community: September 11, 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.  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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 Tues, Sept 13, 6:30 pm (native English speakers), 7:30 pm (native Spanish speakers): Reciprocal Language Partnership (RLP) information meetings about upcoming English/Spanish classes for beginning language learners.  RLP pairs native English speakers who want to learn Spanish with native Spanish speakers who want to learn English.  Classes Tuesdays from 6 pm to 8:15 pm, Sept 20 – Dec 13.  (616) 738-3850.  At Eagle's Wings Church/Iglesia Alas de Aguila, 962 Butternut Dr, Holland.

 Tues, Sept 13, 7:30 pm: Thirty-minute presentation "A Simple Question," by Ebony Road Players. Celebrates landmark court case overturning miscegenation laws "and how things have (or haven't) changed since then"; stories about interracial love and marriage. Co-sponsored by Hope College departments.  At DeWitt Studio Theater, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.

 Thurs, Sept 15, 4 pm-8 pm:  Hispanic Heritage Month Progressive Celebration: A traveling celebration highlighting various areas of Latino culture, hosted by partnership of Herrick District Library, City of Holland, LAUP, Hope College, MAX Transit, and Tulipanes.  Free MAX shuttle available between stops. Events are free except for mariachi concert (see next entry).

---4 pm: Children's event to decorate little piñatas and enjoy dulces (candies).  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

---5 pm: Two exhibits:  art that features prints highlighting Mexican culture and the Promesa program from Ferris State University.  At Holland Museum, 31 West 10th, Holland.

---6 pm: Art exhibit featuring a Mexican art movement of the post-World War II era.  At Kruizenga Art Museum, Columbia Ave, Holland.

---7 pm: Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Latin Grammy-nominated female mariachi music group.  (See next entry).

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

 Fri, Sept 16, noon, to Sat, Sept 17, 11 pm:  46th annual Fiesta Mexicana.  Headliners Danny Montejo, Los Sementales de Nuevo Leon, Kinto Sol, Tamborazo Villanueva.  At Rosa Parks Circle, downtown Grand Rapids.

 Fri, Sept 16, 7 pm support group, 8:10 pm, program:  PFLAG Holland/Lakeshore: "Diversity in Police Work."  Holland police officer Joel Serna talks about the Public Safety Department's recent training of its personnel on recognizing and reducing personal biases, especially in regard to ethnic minority persons and people who are LGBT. Trans group meets from 6 to 7 pm.  At Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave, Holland.

 Fri, Sept 16, 7 pm: Tulipanes film: "Illusions: Los Arboles Mueren de Pie" (Trees Die Standing).  Brew & View, $25 (includes 2 beer tickets).  www.tulipanes.org  At Park Theatre, River Ave at 10th St, Holland.

 Fri, Sept 16, dusk: Tulipanes film: "The Perfect Game."  Outdoor Movie Night, presented by Boar's Head.  Free.  www.tulipanes.org  At Midtown Center, 96 West 15th St, Holland.

 Sat, Sept 17, 1 to 2:30 pm and 3:30 to 5 pm: Tulipanes films: Afternoon of Shorts: a variety of short films (descriptions on Films page of website www.tulipanes.org).  The Alliance for Bilingual Arts will perform "Room Service" and "Bilingual Jeopardy" before the films.  At Holland Civic Theatre, 50 West 9th St, Holland.

 Sun, Sept 18, 2 pm: Tulipanes film: "Endgame."   Family film, in partnership with ACEH.  Story of a student in Texas who learned to play chess from his grandmother and tries to help his team make it to Texas state finals. Free. 90 minutes, not rated. At Holland Civic Theater, 50 West 9th St, Holland.

 Sun, Sept 18, 4:30 pm: Tulipanes event: Films, "H.O.M.E.//El Mar & Él."  Free. At Holland Civic Theatre, 50 West 9th St, Holland.

 Sun, Sept 18, 6:30 pm – 8 pm: "Building a Peaceful and Compassionate Community": The 10th anniversary of the Holland Peace Pole.   Presentations by community groups, including ACEH.  Music by Carol Johnson .Cookies and conversation follow.  Bring own lawn chair.  Sponsored by Lakeshore Women for Peace.  At Smallenburg Park, 379 Fairbanks, north of 16th St, Holland.

 Mon, Sept 19, 8:30 am-4 pm: 3rd annual statewide Welcoming Michigan convening. "Building Immigrant-friendly Communities."  To help welcomers and municipal partners "share best practices, support each other, and build a community of practice around immigrant integration."  Keynote speaker is Deepa Iyer, South Asian American activist, writer,  lawyer, senior fellow at Center for Social Inclusion; variety of workshops.  $20 standard rate; $5 low-income reduced rate.  Register at www.tinyurl.com/2016WelcomingRegistration  At Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr (north of Mt. Hope Hwy between Creyts Rd and Snow Rd), Lansing.

 Wed, Sept 21, 7:30 pm:  Tulipanes event:  Alliance for Bilingual Arts: Intervencíon.  40-minute, one-act play "based on a translator's anonymous intervention."  Discussion will follow; refreshments; live music.  Free.  At Holland Civic Theatre, 50 West 9th St, Holland.

 Thurs, Sept 22, 6:30 – 9 pm:  Tulipanes event: Night of the Arts!  Film, "Bajo California," with director Carolos Bolado in attendance.  Event honors Alfredo and Maria Gonzales.  Light refreshments.  Free, but RSVP at website www.tulipanes.org  At Kruizenga Art Museum, Hope College, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.

 Fri, Sept 23, 6 pm: Fiesta de Wrap: Closing Celebration! of Tulipanes.  Includes film "We Like It Like That"; awards ceremony; live music.  Tickets $50 per person; $90 per couple.  Buy at www.tulipanes.org  At Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St, Holland.

 Sat, Sept 24, 8 pm: Tulipanes event: Salsa Night.  Dancing to live Salsa music by Los Que Afuero (10 pm to midnight); dance lesson at 9 pm; other genres of Spanish music during breaks.  Tickets $8 in advance, $13 at the door (www.tulipanes.org)  At Park Theatre, River Ave between 10th and 11th Sts, Holland.

 Wed, Sept 28, 5:30 hors d'oeuvres; 6 pm program:  American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) event: "Out for Freedom: Non-discrimination, Trans Rights, and the Path to Full Equality."  Panelists from ACLU and transgender community.  Free, open to the public; RSVP to www.aclumich.org/saugatuck or (313) 578-6836.  At Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St, Saugatuck.

 Jobs and Job Fair

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Haworth Job Fair:  Mon, Sept 12, 3 pm to 6 pm.  Machine operators, assemblers, material handlers, loaders/unloaders.  Bring resume and photo ID.  At One Haworth Center, Holland.

 Michigan Works! :  Tues, Sept 13, 10 am -2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland.  (616) 396-2154.  Five employers (Alliance Home Health Care Services, Arby's Restaurant Group, Brenner Oil Co., Johnson Controls, Inc, Randstad)) with 134 jobs. Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities.  Executive director of finance.  Telecommunicator, full-time; deadline is Mon, Sept 19.  Team leader – Cheever.  Social worker.  Assistant prosecuting attorney, part-time. 

 Center for Women in Transition:  Shelter advocate, 40 hrs/wk.   Provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; work schedule includes daytime helpline and shelter coverage on weekends.  Bachelor's degree, emphasis in social work or related field; experience in nonprofit setting preferred; bilingual English-Spanish a plus.  Send cover letter and resume to Shelter Program Manager, Center for Women in Transition, 411 Butternut, Holland 49424.

 The Commons of Evergreen:  Director of Advancement/Development.  Bachelor's degree; fundraising or advancement/selling experience.  Resume to Jane Van Den Beldt: vandenbeldtj@evergreencommons.org or call (616) 355-5156; Human resource assistant/payroll.  www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team

 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    

 Haworthwww.Haworth.com/Careers  Positions available for all shifts.

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

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

 Hope College:  Maintenance & construction manager,full time, salaried, deadline Sept 15; Step-Up coordinator, part time, hourly, deadline Sept 23.  www.hope.edu/jobs

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

 Holland Public Schools:     Groundskeeper, year-round.  Deadline Fri, Sept 23. www.hollandpublicschools.org  

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

 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/

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/ 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.

  

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.