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Community Reflection 11am Friday

Week 1, Friday, September 16
Religion & Spirituality at K-- Join the Interfaith Student Leaders for a reflection on how to engage in religious practices on campus. Explore new options for expanding your spirituality. 

Week 2, Friday, September 23  
Ideas, Not People: Political Discourse on Campus-- Join the Kalamazoo College Democrats and Republicans for a reflection on engaging with politics at K.  We’ll discuss civil dialogue, the importance for exercising your rights while in school, and how our liberal arts values inform our engagement.                

Week 3, Friday, September 30    
Envisioning the Campus We Want-- Join us for a reflection on institutional racism, call-out culture, and the ways we participate in and resist the dehumanizing of one another.  We can't move forward into the future until we can envision and embody transformative ways of being in community together. Sponsored by ORSL, Religion Department andERACCE.

Week 4, Friday, October 7
Intimate Partner Violence AwarenessOctober is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month. We will remember those in our community who face daily violence as well as the history of K’s own struggle to become a place free of violence.  

Week 5, Friday, October 14
More in a Lifetime-- This reflection is part of the CCPD's Professional Development Institute and Homecoming 2016.  Alumni share how their K-Plan, coupled with their professional experiences, have helped shape career choices and personal decisions in their "Lives after K." Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Office of Alumni Relations.

Week 6, Friday, October 21 Fall Break Day – No classes.

Week 7, Friday, October 28 (Family Weekend)
Honors Day Convocation—This service is a time to present special awards to students for their accomplishments  in a particular area during the previous academic year.  Please come and support your fellow students as they receive their awards.

Week 8, Friday, November 4  
Unique--Lots has been said about the stress culture of Kalamazoo College.  We want to reflect on the ways this myth has led students to believe they are unique in their struggles and therefore alienated from the support of others.                                

Week 9, Friday, November 11
City People—a celebration of the city of Kalamazoo and all the amazing things you can do here.  Students, faculty and staff will share ways you can take advantage of your time in this incredible part of the world.

Week 10, Friday, November 18
Good Riddance--Join the Interfaith Student Leaders in a reflection celebrating all the things we want to be rid of at the end of the quarter.

Interested in applying for a week of Community Reflection time? 

You and/or your group need to fill out the application you find below.  All applications are due Monday of 8th week the preceding quarter.  Decisions are typically made by the end of 9th week.  Applications are judged on a variety of characteristics.  The selection committee tends to favor events that lead listeners/participants through a thoughtful, reflection on a matter of meaning or importance.  The committee tends to reject applications that come across as an advertisement for a group or a subject.  We hope that everyone who leaves community reflection feels that they have been challenged to think and feel in a new way.    If you have any other questions, contact Chaplain Candido at ecandido@kzoo.edu

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