The Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony is dedicated to promoting unity, justice, equal opportunity, ethnic awareness, cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for diversity.
The Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony hosted Dr. Sonja Trent-Brown speak about “The Intersection of Race and Gender” Friday evening at the Holland Museum.
The program was tied to the Museum’s current exhibit Us vs THEM, a collection of materials and artifacts from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia located at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI.
Trent-Brown helped listeners understand that being both a woman and person of color opens up the possibility of further discrimination.
Ultimately, she encouraged the audience to get to know others, especially those who aren't a lot like you. One great opportunity to meet your Holland area neighbor's is "All that Jazz!" our upcoming potluck dinner-auction, 5-9 p.m., March 28, First United Methodist Church in downtown Holland.
Dr. Trent-Brown serves as the chief officer for culture and inclusion at Hope College and is an associate professor in the Psychology Department, holding the John H. and Jeanne M. Jacobsen endowed chair. She has received numerous research grants and awards, including the student-selected Hope Outstanding Professor Educator Award in 2012 and two awards from the Acoustical Society of America for excellence in student mentoring. Her undergraduate degree is from Harvard/Radcliffe and her master’s and Ph.D from the University of South Florida.
"We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges." - Tim Berners-Lee