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Greg Hulsebos

Friday, March 16, 2018

In the Community March 16, 2018

In the Community, March 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   Check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH – Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.  


 TONIGHT, Fri, Mar 16, 7 pm: "Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American."  More information at   Hosted by Holland United Church of Christ.  Film will be followed by a conversation on immigration.  At Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St, Holland.

TONIGHT, Fri, Mar 16, 7 pm (support group), 8 pm (program): PFLAG meeting.  Documentary:  "Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?" Meeting also celebrates 45th anniversary of PFLAG, founded in 1973; now has 400 chapters across U.S.  Gender SAFE (Supporting All For Equality) meets at 6 pm.  At Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave, Holland.

 TONIGHT, Fri, Mar 16 – Sat, Mar 17, 7:30 pm:  Film: "Te Ata," based on true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, known as Te Ata, who performed songs and stories from her Chickasaw culture despite barriers that created hardships and who became "one of the greatest Native American performers."  Tickets $7; $6 for seniors & Hope College faculty and staff; free for Hope students.  At Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 East 8th St, Holland.

 Sat, Mar 17, noon:   St. Patrick's Day parade in Holland.  Proceeds east on Eighth Street from the 8th Street Marketplace to College Avenue.

 Sat, Mar 17, 1 pm:  "What Does an Inclusive City Look Like?" The public is invited to meet with members of the Holland Human Relations Commission "to learn, explore, and discuss—and offer feedback on--what Holland's Inclusive City Initiative should look like."  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

 Wed, Mar 21, 4:30 pm to 6 pm:  Dance of Hope:  Music and dance performance by Ugandan children.  Free, but donations accepted to support the troupe.  ACEH is providing a light supper of soup, salad, and dessert following the performance. Event presented by Foundry Hall of South Haven.  At Maple Avenue Ministries, 427 Maple Ave, Holland.

 Sat, Mar 24, 11 am to noon: Holland's "March for Our Lives."  Part of national movement inspired and led by students "who will no longer wait for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings."  At Centennial Park, River Ave at 10th St., Holland.

 Thurs, Mar 29, 9 am to 3:30 pm:  "Returning to Our Roots: Explorations of Western Michigan's Diverse Communities."  9th Annual Local History Roundtable, hosted by Kutsche Office of Local History at GVSU.  Keynote speaker Ronald J. Stephens, an authority on Idlewild, Michigan.  Event includes "Entrepreneurial Exchanges among African American Leaders in Western Michigan," "How Much Dutch? The Linguistic Landscape of Holland," and "Stories for the Next Generation: An Indigenous Approach to Oral History."  Click on this link to:  REGISTER NOW  or call (616)  331-8099. At GVSU Allendale Campus, Allendale.

 Wed, April 4 to Sat, April 7: WPC 19: The White Privilege Conference:  National conference "to empower and equip individuals to work for equity and justice through self and social transformations."  Speakers, working sessions, more.  Register at:  Call (920) 489-2988 if you have questions or need more information.  At Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave, NW, Grand Rapids.

 Looking Ahead

"Being Equitable Allies in a Racialized Context": Public Lecture and Training Opportunity with social justice activist and award-winning author ("Uprooting Racism," among others) Paul Kivel, who will challenge participants to recognize, resist, and dismantle the barriers to racial equity in our community.

---Thurs, April 12, 7 pm:  Free public lecture.  At Holland East School, 323 East 24th, Holland.

---Fri, April 13, 9 am to 3 pm:  Training event. $35, includes lunch/snacks.  Register at   Collaborators: Maple Avenue Ministries, Hope Church RCA, Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony, Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance, Interfaith Allies, The Friends of Holland.  At Hope Church, RCA, 77 West 11th St, Holland.


"Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert," through March 18:  Some 25 works, including premiere of several paintings.  Rembert's images "challenge and engage, reminding and teaching viewers of the struggles and lives of African Americans." A video of his life is available.  (231) 720-2570.  Varying hours.  At Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 West Webster, Muskegon.

 Jobs and Job Fairs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:

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

 Gentex Corporation:  Open interviews for production team members every Wednesday from 7 am to 4 pm at 58 East Riley, Zeeland.

 Allegan County:   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.

 Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids:

Development director.  Executive assistant, part-time (32.5 hrs/wk). Visitor services associate.  Maintenance manager.  Seasonal groundskeeper.  Summer camp educator.  Internships.

 City of Holland: Click on How Do I? Scroll to Find and then Job Openings.  Varying application deadlines.  Marketing & events internship (paid). Playgroun program supervisosr. Junior Adventure Club instructor.  Weekend custodian (seasonal).  Youth art instructor.  Tulip Time help at Windmill Island (tour guides, greeters, ticket sellers).  Police officer.  Summer intern- engineering (paid). Seasonal summer road crew. Property data field collector.  Tennis instructor. Concessions operator. TV production internship (paid) for summer.  Windmill Island seasonal.  General recreation aide.  Part-paid firefighter.  Seasonal general maintenance.  Police cadet.  Reserve police officer.  Volunteer internship with public safety/police. 

 Comerica Bank:  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.

 D. A. Blodgett St. John's:  Supports coordinator, full time. Food service assistant, part-time (20 hrs/wk).

 Evergreen Commons: 

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

 City of Grand Rapids:  Website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  Library assistant (branches/youth services), part-time.

 Grand Rapids Community College:

 Grand Rapids Downtown Market.  Building and maintenance manager.

 Grand Valley State University  WGVU Digital Coordinator  Temporary dispatcher/Communication specialist.  Public safety officer.


 Herman Miller, Inc.:  Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers. Variety of summer internships.  Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

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

 Holland Charter Township:   Code enforcement officer, full-time.

 Holland Hospital: and click on Careers.

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

 Hope College:  CASA summer teacher and summer teacher assistant; deadline to apply is March 23.  Office assistant for Student Life, part-time, hourly; deadline is March 30.

 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.  Facilities maintenance 1. Face painter.  Instructor.

 Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance:  Program Director.

 Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance:  Job openings at local nonprofits.

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

 Nature's Market:   (1) Cashier, 30-33 hrs/wk (2)  Winter cashier/summer deli, 15-21 hrs/wk.  (616) 394-5250.  1013 Washington Ave, #30, Holland.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:  

 Ottawa County:  Deputy county administrator.  Director of Emergency Management.  Project support specialist, part-time (19.2 hrs/wk at Fillmore Complex).

---Positions at Friend of the Court: Data processing specialist (deadline Mar 19).  Account specialist; FOC investigator (deadline for both is Mar 26).

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


 Primera Plastics:

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

 West Ottawa Public Schools:

 WOOD-TV:  Photographer/editor/production assistant.

 City of Zeeland: 

 Zeeland Public Schools: or call (616) 748-3011.  Recreation coordinator.


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