SAVE THE DATE! The ACEH WILL BE HOSTING ITS FIRST FUNDRAISER EVENT IN TWO YEARS THE EVENING OF THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, MIDTOWN CENTER, HOLLAND
The ACEH Heart 2 Heart
The annual Heart 2 Heart dinner-auction is back and will be bigger and better than ever! Dinner will be catered and held in one of the city of Holland's most popular event locales, the Midtown Center. Save the date and plan to join us for a night of delicious food, fellowship and camaraderie.
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Thurs, Oct 7, 6:30 pm: Virtual, family-friendly event: "Meant To Be: Loving Down Syndrome." Holland resident Katelyn S. Herrygers, the author of I Am Me and mother to Jameson, “Jay," will share their diagnosis story. She and Niurka Diaz will read aloud the story, I Am Me, in both English and Spanish, and lead an engaging mantra practice., followed by a Q&A session. Free; donations appreciated. Here's the link to register for the program. A Holland Museum Cultural Lens Series event.
Thurs, Oct 7; Oct 14, and Oct 21: Partners in Prevention 2021 Conference, virtual event hosted by Resilience focusing on "West Michigan's efforts to end domestic and sexual violence through prevention, community engagement, and systems change." Conference will showcase best practices in engaging men as allies in violence prevention and fostering student leadership in preventing dating violence and sexual assault and explore avenues for legislative advocacy and systems change, highlighting the work of Michigan's tribal programs." $25 per day. Registration for each day closes at 5 pm Tuesdays ahead of each training. Click here to register.
Tues, Oct 19, and Thurs, Oct 21, noon to 1 pm: "Affordable Housing & Community Prosperity." A virtual, two-part community training Lunch & Learn program of the Holland Human Relations Commission with Ryan Kilpatrick of Housing Next and community leaders in education, employment, and community economic development; Rebekah Schipper will facilitate the discussions. Register here for the programs.
Wed, Oct 20, 8:15 am - 4 pm: Sixth Annual Ottawa County Diversity Forum: "Journeys to Equity: Safe & Healthy Communities." Virtual event includes speakers on public safety, health and mental health, community initiatives, equity education, and more. Presentation of Equity Award; updates from the DEI Office. $25. Click here to register.
Fri, Oct 22, 6 pm: LAUP's 5th Annual Gala: "Stronger Together." Latin Americans United for Progress celebration with food, entertainment, exciting announcements, and presentation of the 2021 LAUP Partner Award and Community Advocate Award. Individual tickets $125. Click here to purchase tickets. At Holland Civic Center, 150 West 8th St, Holland.
Sat, Oct 23, 1 pm to 4 pm: Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). An annual Mexican holiday event in celebration of death and life, with music, dance, art activities, community-created ofrendas (colorful altars with flowers, pictures, and other offerings in remembrance of ancestors and significant persons who have died). Free, family event hosted by the Holland Museum and Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP). Masks required. At Holland Armory, 16 West Ninth Street, Holland.
Mon, Oct 25, 6:30 pm: "Religion and Racism Part 1: Historical Context." A virtual Town Hall Meeting on Race and Racism with presenters Rik Stevenson, Victoria Proctor Gibbs, and Gordon Wiersma (Hope Church), followed by Q&A and community conversation. Hosted by (Anti) Racism Task Force of Momentum Center and GVSU Kaufman Interfaith Institute. Here's the link to register. Tues, Oct 26, 5:30 pm: Annual Ability Award hosted by Disability Network/Lakeshore. Free event available in person or virtually. The Ability Award honors those" who persist in the vision of communities where people with disabilities can participate, contribute, and belong." The keynote speaker will be Zoie Clarise Sheets, a disabled scholar, speaker, and consultant who focuses on expanding authentic and holistic accessibility. Click here to RSVP for the event.Deadline for in-person tickets is 4:30 pm October 12. At Holland Civic Center, 150 West 8th St, Holland.
Exhibits Now through Jan 7, 2022: "United for Progress: The LAUP Story/ Unidos por el Progreso, La Historia de LAUP": Exhibit "explores history of Latin Americans United for Progress and how it continues to serve the Latinx and greater Holland community.". At Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th St, Holland.