June cultural events

Thanks to the Cultural Intelligence Team who assembled this list of upcoming events:

Tues, June 14, 1 pm:  Juneteenth film: “Home Stretch,” followed by panel discussion.  At Fried-Hemenway auditorium, Martha Miller Center, Hope College, Columbia Ave at 9th St, Holland.

Tues, June 14, 5 pm to 10:15 pm: Juneteenth film: “Souls of a Black Girl,” and In the Tradition jazz ensemble with Olujimi Tafasona and DJ Henry Ford Thin-Spin Productions.  Fireworks.  At Kollen Park, Lake Macatawa, Holland.

Thurs, June 16, 10 am and 1:30 pm:  US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) holding 2 swearing-in ceremonies for new US citizens from many countries.  Each ceremony lasts about an hour, followed by a small reception hosted by the library.  At Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven.

Thurs, June 16, 6:30 pm:  Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA) 20-Year Celebration.  Includes 20-year reflection; special recognition of Jim Brooks, Dorothy Johnson, and Bob Woodrick; international foods; local drinks.  $50 (some volunteer opportunities available, to attend at no cost).  RSVP by June 9 to www.ethnicdiversity.org/20th-celebration  For more info, call (616) 846-9074.  At Midtown Center, 96 West 15th, Holland.

Thurs, June 16, 6:30 pm:  Juneteenth Celebration play: Power 2 Be presents “Going Back into Motown.”  Free; donations requested.  At Holland Civic Theatre, 50 West 9th St, Holland.

Fri, June 17, 5 pm to 8 pm: Juneteenth Pageant, with Mika Perry Fashion Show; guest speaker Kim Harris.  $25.  Tickets available online through www.EventBrite.com.  At Martha Miller Center, Hope College, Columbia Ave at 9th St, Holland.

Sat, June 18, 1 pm to 8 pm:  16th Holland Juneteenth Commemorative Festival & Health Fair.  Keynote speaker Floyd Cook; Angela Cunningham of WZZM 13 reads Emancipation Proclamation; Mika Perry Fashion Show; Night Fire Drumline; Isaac Norris Project; Serita Black Rose; Hotpoynt Band; Nae Ankh; Julius Hight; Re-Birth; others.  Children’s activities; information tables, including ACEH; food for purchase.  Kim Harris, president of AAADO, will be the emcee.  At Kollen Park, Lake Macatawa, Holland.

Friday, June 24, 7 pm at Park Theatre, and Saturday, June 25, 11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm at Holland Civic Theatre: PRIDE Film Festival, showing four films.  Free. Sponsored by OUT on the Lakeshore, a collaborative of Holland Pride, Holland is Ready, and PFLAG Holland/Lakeshore.  There will not be an outdoor event this year.

Thurs, July 7, 7 pm:  Documentary, “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot,” the story of courageous young African Americans, their teachers, and others and the struggle in the South to obtain the right to vote.  Free. Hosted by the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH) with TRIO/Upward Bound at Hope College.  Information on how to register to vote.  At Graves Hall, Hope College, College Ave at 11th St, Holland.


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