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Community Reflection 11:05am Friday

Week 1, Friday, January 6--  Reflections on 2106
Join the Interfaith Student Leaders for a look at what shaped 2016 and what that means for us as we head into a new year.

Week 2, Friday, January 13-- MLK DayThe annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Reflection is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to speak from their own experience/heart on this year’s theme: The Transformative Power of a Unified Dream.

Week 3, Friday, January 20-- Food Within and Food Without, A Reflection on Food Justice within our Community
Take time to reflect on food justice/injustice within our communities of Kalamazoo College and the city of Kalamazoo.  Join the Food Recovery Network to explore the complexities that surround food insecurity and homelessness in our area.

Week 4, Friday, January 27 Why We Play
An annual community reflection to give the campus a sense of the greater purpose and meaning in athletics and to welcome our alumni home. Sponsored by the Athletic Department.

Week 5, Friday, February 3Midwinter Break Day – No Community Reflection

Week 6, Friday, February 10Black Student Organization
Join the Black Student Organization for a reflection on the different places and different environments that shape who we are and what we believe.  Not all black people have the same experiences growing up and no one can put our entire race into one box.  Come learn more through a showcase of black culture through dance, song, poetry and simply sharing experiences.

Week 7, Friday, February 17-- Why We Sing
Join Premium Orange for a reflection on the variety of musical styles that play big roles in the lives of the singers.  Performers hope to give insight into the various contexts in which we interact with song and why they are so important to us.  This musical sample should be fun for all! 

Week 8, Friday, February 24-- The Faith of Nina Simone
Please join us for a reflection on the faith and activism of Nina Simone. 

Week 9, Friday, March 3—Why We Learn
Continuing the theme, the Interfaith Student Leaders will lead a reflection focusing on the “why” of coming to college.  Students, faculty and staff will reflect on the importance of their education in helping them craft their lives.

Week 10, Friday, March 10— Stress Relief Sing Along
Come sing along to classic songs while learning a little bit about how to maintain your sanity in a stressful time.  The music will be loud; the fun will be extreme.  Keep the winter blues away with some great music and friends.


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


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