ACEH works hard to bring cultural awareness and understanding to those in the Holland area. We hope you'll come out, meet new people, make new friends, learn about all the things ACEH is working on.
There is no set charge for this event, however we encourage a free will donation to help with the cost of providing the meal. Proceeds beyond the cost of the party will support ACEH programming and scholarships. (Registration link coming soon).
ACEH Heart 2 Heart
We are grateful to our sponsors, donors and those who attended and made the night a resounding success for our scholarship program. Thank you!
ACEH appreciates the talents of ACEH Board Member Yadah Ramirez and volunteer Lee Strebel who photographed our event. Thank you!
We owe our success to our sponsors! We are grateful to them all.
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TODAY, May 18 and May 25, noon to 2 pm: Bridges Out of Poverty, a free, two-part community training to "examine the root causes of poverty and discuss tools the actions that can lead to change." Intended for employers, community groups, social service agencies, educators, health care providers, courts, and law enforcement. Hosted by Holland Human Relations Commission. Click here to register for tickets. At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland.
TONIGHT, May 18, 7 pm to 8:30 pm: CARE (Community Action for Racial-Justice and Equity)This is the second event in the group's "organizing for change; working together to empower our community." Some 60 persons from 30+ organizations attended the first event in March, creating connections and learning about similar work in Grand Rapids. Please click here to register for the event. At Holland Armory, 16 West 9th St, Holland. The organization is also on Facebook.
TONIGHT, May 18, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm: EmbraceRace continues its online "Nurturing Kids of Color" solidarity conversation with "Why and How Educators Can Nurture Friendships Between Kids of Color," led by educators Liz Kleinrock and Madeleine Rogin. Register here.
Thurs, May 19, 6 pm to 7 pm:Fair Housing Rights for Homeseekers. Virtual, free class hosted by Fair Housing Center of West Michigan to help people understand their rights. Info on what fair housing is and who is protected; protections for families with children and people with disabilities; case examples; criminal background screening; harassment and hate crimes in housing; how to file a complaint. Registration required. Click here.
Thurs, May 19, 7 pm:Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Panel Discussion. Jennifer Pascua (moderator), Bing Goei, Ace Marasigan, Stella Michael, and Pujita Sieplinga "speak about their journey to West Michigan, how they share their culture, and what is being done to elevate their presence." Free adult Cultural Lens program. Register here.At Holland Museum, 31 West 10th St., Holland.
Sat, May 21, 8 am to 4 pm: México Consulado Móvil (Mexican Mobile Consulate). Para hacer una cita, llame a (to make an appointment, call) 1-424-309-0009 o este enlace (or at this link) http://citas.sre.gob.mxAt 104 Clover St., Holland (Salvation Army site).
Sat, May 21, 1 pm to 5:30 pm: Better Cities Film Festival. 12 short films on the theme of making better cities, towns, neighborhoods, how places shape our lives, and how we can make our community a better place for everyone to live, work, and play. Hosted by 3sixty, with Westcore Neighbors and Washington School Neighbors as a fundraiser for our neighborhoods-you determine your ticket price, but we are asking for a minimum of $10 per ticket. Click here for tickets.
Thurs, May 26, 4 pm to 5:30 pm: 25th annual Wege Speaker Series: "Race, Place and Climate Action," with Dr. Beverly Wright, award-winning justice scholar, advocate, author, civic leader, and professor. She is the founder and executive director of the Deep South Center for Environment and Justice in New Orleans. Register here to be sent the online link
Sat, June 4, 9 am to 12:30 pm: Real Food Can Connect Us, featuring Korean cuisine. Cooking lessons with local experts from 9 am to 11 am (Click here to sign up for these.) Free food; games and cultural celebration from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Assisting with this event are Ottawa County Food and also Empowering Youth Global Connections (EYGC). At Intersection Ministries, 945 136th Ave, Holland. RSVP to intersectionministries.org.
Tues, June 7, 9 am to 4:15 pm: 2022 Summit on Race and Inclusion: Uniting Our Voices. In-person or virtual day-long conference organized by Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA) "to engage community and key stakeholders in eliminating racial barriers in the Lakeshore region and beyond." Keynote speakers: Pulitzer Prize author and National Humanities Medal winner Isabel Wilkerson ("Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" and "The Warmth of Other Suns") and author and educator Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey ("Raising White Kids" and "Dear White Christians"). In-person is at Hope College; all attendees, including virtual, will have access to the Summit's video recordings. Cost is $85 plus a fee of $8.68. Click here to register.
Exhibit Now through June 20: Contemporary Portraits of Native Americans by James Cook. 25 color photographs explore the varied lives of modern-day Native Americans--stories of family, tradition, and resilience. At Holland Museum, 31 West 10th St, Holland. ______________________________________________