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Cultural Lens Series at the Holland Museum

Cultural Lens Series at the Holland Museum

Upcoming Programs at the Holland Museum

Cultural Lens Series at the Holland Museum

November 16, 2020: The Holland Museum is proud to present three upcoming diversity and inclusion programs as part of their Cultural Lens series for adults and families. As a cultural institution, the Museum has the unique platform to engage other non-profits, social service organizations, schools, and universities in partnerships that would bring awareness and meaningful conversations to the community.

"It is so important that diverse culture groups be uplifted and affirmed in programming and community outreach work, says Grounded in Equity Founder, Christine Mwangi. “I think museums are strategically placed in their missions to advocate for programs that offer cultural lenses to the community. The Holland Museum’s Cultural Lens programs are here to help us be comfortable with the uncomfortable so that we can all find a sense of belonging in our community."

November 24, 6:00-7:00pm: A History of an Anishinabe Family: The Whitepigeons of Holland – Virtual Family Program

Elizabeth J. Chivis (Whitepigeon) will be sharing her family’s unique history and culture through oral stories, handcrafts, and traditional life ways. This is an interactive family program celebrating National Native American Heritage Month.

December 3, 7:00-8:30 pm: Gender Diversity: Outside the Binary – Virtual Adult Program

Join Jennie Mills and Jay Knight for a conversation that explores gender including the traditional binary of male and female, but also those that fall outside those categories. What does the T, I, Q, A and + mean within the LGBTQIA+ community?

December 10, 7:00-8:30 pm: Doing the Work: Authentic Allyship – Virtual Panel Discussion

Being an effective ally requires significant self-reflection and a strong sense of self-identity. Panelists from a variety of backgrounds will discuss what effective allyship has meant to them and how their allies have impacted their lives for the better. This program is a panel discussion led by Christine Mwangi of Grounded in Equity, LLC. Panelists include:

  • Aghuinyue Esaindang (Esai) Umenei (he/him) – Principal Engineer, GHSP
  • Jazz McKinney (they/them) – Co-owner and Lead Trainer – Paradigm Shifts Consulting
  • Zahabia Usmani (she/her) – Project Coordinator – Kaufman Interfaith Institute
  • Reyna Masko (she/her) – Friend of the Court Investigator – Ottawa County

“These programs are part of an ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion series and is part of the Museum’s strategic priority to continue offering these programs to the West Michigan community,” says executive director, Ricki Levine.

To register for these free programs please visit Thank you to our Premier Cultural Lens Sponsors: Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital and Warner, Norcross+ Judd.

Check out the Holland Museum’s website for more upcoming programming.


About the Holland Museum: The Holland Historical Trust’s mission is Preserving our Past, Imagining our Future. The Holland Museum is located at the corner of 10th Street and River Avenue, across from Centennial Park at 31 West 10th Street. For more information, please call (616) 796-3329.

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