From the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony: “Diversity, Unity, and Justice Are at the Heart of ACEH”
Fri, Sept 9, 4 pm to 7:30 pm: Film (4 – 6:30 pm): “From Jim Crow to Barack Obama,” followed by discussion with filmmaker Denise Ward-Brown of Washington University, St. Louis. Reception (6 – 7:30 pm). At Hope College De Pree Art Museum, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland. (Events are related to the college’s exhibit of selected artifacts from the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University; collection is titled “Hateful Things” and runs from Aug 26 to Oct 7; gallery is open 10 am-5 pm M-Sat and 1-5 pm Sun.)
Tues, Sept 13, 7:30 pm: Thirty-minute ensemble presentation “A Simple Question,” by The Ebony Road Players, a group of five women. Celebrates the landmark court case overturning miscegenation laws “and how things have (or haven’t) changed since then”; a kaleidoscope of stories about interracial love and marriage in the U.S. beginning with Richard and Mildred Loving and moving to real experiences in the present day. Co-sponsored by departments at Hope College in connection with “Hateful Things” artifacts exhibit (see previous entry). At DeWitt Studio Theater, DeWitt Center, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.
Thurs, Sept 15, 7 pm: Opening event of the 16th annual Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival (which runs Sept 15 – Sept 25 in Holland): Concert by Mariachi Flor de Toloache, female mariachi band and Latin Grammy Nominee. Members are from diverse cultural backgrounds and their music creates a mixture of traditional and modern. $15 adults; $5 students, Hope College ticket office 100 E. 8th St or call (616) 395-7890. www.tulipanes.org At Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts auditorium, 221 Columbia Ave between 9th & 10th Sts, Holland.