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Community Reflection 11:05am Friday

Week 1, Friday, September 14 
A New Normal—Coming to college changes your life in big and little ways.  Come hear from older students about the good changes and the bad ones.  Come reflect on what keeps you sane and helps you succeed in a new environment.  Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders

Week 2, Friday, September 21   
Coming Out Queer in Church—Join local LGBTQ+ faith leaders while they reflect on their journeys navigating sexuality, faith and leadership in community.  Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders

Week 3, Friday, September 28
On Whose Land Do We Gather?-- Come to hear from Anne Dueweke about her research into the history of land on which Kalamazoo College is located.  Stay to learn about the contemporary concerns of local Potawatomi communities from recent ACSJL regional fellow Julie Dye. 

Week 4, Friday, October 5 
Intimate Partner Violence Awareness-- October 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.  (FYF)

Week 5, Friday, October 12     Fall Break Day

Week 6, Friday, October 19     
Violence & Community—Join the Black Student Organization and the Interfaith Student Leaders for a look at the way violence impacts the black community and particularly black churches.

Week 7, Friday, October 26    
Vote! - A reflection on the importance of voting by K faculty, staff, and students. Sponsored by The Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement. 

Week 8, Friday, November 2    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 9, Friday, November 9
When I Dance--Join the Interfaith Student Leaders and members of Frélon to talk about the spirituality of dance and the depth of spiritual journey through movement.

Week 10, Friday, November 16
Constructing Femininity—Just like masculinity is constructed, so too is femininity.  Is it toxic?  Empowering?  What does it mean to be feminine?  Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders and Women’s Spirituality.


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