2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 


Sun, Jan 17, 2021, 3 pm to 6 pm: Virtual Community Forum: "Racial Disparities in Health Care: Let's Talk About It"  

Panelists and people attending will discuss impact of racism in five sectors: Inequities in Elder Care; Disparities in Childbirth; Mental Health: Race Matters; and Healing Our Youth. Presented by the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH) in collaboration with the 1Cor.13 Project and in partnership with the Holland Museum's Cultural Lens Series. The event will include music by Maple Avenue Ministries ensemble and a recitation of Dr. King’s words on health and racism. 

Registration required (choose 2 break-out sessions). We would appreciate your registration by the close of today, Friday, January 15. Click here for link to Register 

Mon, Jan 18, 9 am to 6 pm: Virtual DEI Day 

Hosted by Downtown Holland on its Facebook page "To examine diversity, equity, and inclusion issues related to Downtown Holland and to engage the local community in the conversation as Downtown Holland strives to become a place where all members of the community and all visitors are invited, welcome, and engaged." Event is free; go online to www.facebook.com/downtownholland to view the presentations listed below (a Facebook account is not required to attend): 

--- 9 am: Live discussion with DEI panelists Robyn Afrik (Ottawa Co), Esther Fifelski (City of Holland), Gloria Lara (LEDA), and Jeff Sorenson (OOTL). 

--- Noon: Prerecorded interviews with downtown business owners and representatives. 

--- 3 pm: Live discussion with panelists from downtown nonprofits: Sara Cozolino (Farmers Market), Sara DeVries (Herrick District Library), and Ricki Levine (Holland Museum). 

-- -6 pm: Prerecorded interviews with downtown business owners and representatives. 


Mon, Jan 18, 10 am to 5 pm : "How Would You Change the World?" MLK Day at the Holland Museum.

Free family event offering virtual resources, in-person activities, and MLK Activity Kits. Check the website at www.hollandmuseum.org Sponsored by Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital and Warner Norcross + Judd. 


Mon, Jan 18, 12:30 pm: "What Is the Color of Compromise?" 

In celebration of MLK Day , the Calvin January Series speaker will be Jemar Tisby, author of the award-winning book "The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism." Tisby is president of The Witness: A Black Christian collective, where he writes about race, religion, and culture; he also co-hosts the podcast "Pass the Mic," which amplifies dynamic voices for a diverse church. Free, virtual presentation. Click here for the link. 


Mon, Jan 18, 6:30 pm: "The Legacy of MLK: Purpose, Truth and Justice"

Presented by Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and political contributor for NBC and MSNBC. Presented by Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Davenport University.   Register here 


Mon, Jan 18, 7 pm EST; 6 pm CST: "Living an Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Intersectionality, & Black Joy"

Keynote speaker Dr. Bettina Love and musical performance by Griot B in "Agitate: A Story Through Song." Sponsored by African Heritage, Inc., Lawrence University, and Fox Cities MLK Celebration Committee. Click here to Register