In the Community: January 15, 2017
A Weekly Listing of Diversity and Multicultural Events
"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
--Or you can write a check to ACEH, c/o Treasurer Al Minert,
--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.
Through Tues, Jan 24: Calvin College January Series of speakers on variety of topics: slavery, peace, gender, technology, religion, more. Free. www.calvin.edu/january-series for schedule, speakers, and subjects. Available to view on screen at
---1 pm to 3 pm: Children's MLK activities with author Antoinette Lawrence.
At Maple Avenue Ministries,
Kids Talk Justice! Local author Lisa Van Engen is looking for youth ages 3 to 18 to be part of a book she's under contract to write, about kids and justice issues. Their answers to short surveys will be included as sidebars in the book. Lisa has led summer playgroups on justice topics and offered an activity at an ACEH summer Potluck in the Park. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (616) 283-0036 for a copy of the PDF (one for elementary students and teens and one for young kids). She would like surveys returned by Feb. 1.
Restorative Circle Facilitator Training, Feb 2 and 3, 9 am to 4 pm: Learn how to communicate and collaborate during times of conflict or different points of view; develop skills to put into practice in informal ways and also learn how to facilitate a formal restorative circle as well. $150 (financial assistance may be available if needed). For information and to register, go to https://hrcircles.wordpress.com/ or call (616) 392-7947. At Hope Church RCA,
Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 5 pm: Annual Heart 2 Heart Community Celebration. A Potluck and Cultural Sharing Party, hosted by the
Many local businesses, individuals, and agencies donate items for the ACEH Silent Auctions: Gift cards or tickets for restaurants, movies, concerts, sporting events, teen and family activities, and themed dinners; new books; service certificates; sports equipment; gift baskets; new handmade jewelry and other crafts. If you have something you could contribute, please contact Al Minert at email@example.com or call 396-3751 or 396-2201. THANK YOU!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater
General website for City of
Herman Miller, Inc.: www.hermanmiller.com Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers.
West Ottawa Public Schools: www.westottawa.net/jobs/