March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Herrick District Library
300 S River Ave
MI 49423


Making Impact shares the words of women change agents. They will share how they have each helped shape the Holland area on a professional and personal level. Co-sponsored by Herrick District Library and the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance’s Women’s Issues Group, the panel will be moderated by Diana Nelson, former teacher, executive director, and state legislator.



Jane Dickie, retired chair of the Hope College Women’s Studies Program

Denise Kingdom-Grier, pastor of Maple Avenue Ministries

Sarah Leach, Editor in Chief of the Holland Sentinel

Lupito Reyes, Director of Lakeshore Latino Outreach and principal of LAR counseling services

Lucia Rios, Community Access Specialist, Disability Network Lakeshore


The Discussion:

How does one go about becoming a change agent? How can someone start? What kinds of supports are necessary? What is the role of faith in activism? Why is it important to make a difference? How did each find her passion? How are things different today than when they began their careers? Should I run for elective office? If not, in what other ways can one impact one’s community?

These are the kinds of questions that the panel will address on March 5. Bring a friend and come with your questions for our women community activists. Not experts, but women who have been there and who have done it. Please join us to find out how and why.