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Community Reflection

Community Reflections Spring 2015-- Every Friday of the Quarter at 11am in Stetson Chapel

Week 1, Friday, April 3

Leaders in our Communities— This service, sponsored by the Latino Student Organization, will highlight different members reflecting on their experiences of taking initiative, creating resources, and finding empowerment in giving back to the Latino community.

 

Week 2, Friday, April 10

Yom HaShoah: Remembering the Holocaust—To remind those in the K community of the importance of remembering and understanding the Holocaust, to reconsider society today, to get a glimpse of the complex historical narratives that make up our contemporary understanding and to be wary of anything of the sort happening in the future. Sponsored by Jewish Student Organization.

 

Week 3, Friday, April 17

Founders Day— Celebrating 182 years of community

 

Week 4, Friday, April 24

Earth Day —This reflection is to celebrate our planet and spread environmental awareness. People will share why and what sort of environmentalism matters to them personally through poetry, stories, and collaboration to give people a deeper connection to our planet.  Sponsored by EnvOrg.

 

Week 5, Friday, May 1

Where Are We Now? —A reflection to check in on our community and to see how we're feeling about efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and safety.  Come and listen to members of our community reflect from their perspectives on events of winter quarter and where they feel we are today.

 

Week 6, Friday, May 8
Many Stories of Study Abroad— Join us in listening to students who have returned from study abroad, or are international students currently living their study abroad, and who are sharing their experiences both positive and negative. This reflection will  introduce study abroad to students currently considering it as well as new faculty and staff. Sponsored by Center for International Programs.

 

Week 7, Friday, May 15

Social Justice Leadership at K— The Social Justice Leadership Award scholars will be introduced and stories of social justice leadership will be shared. Their stories will encourage the audience to think about how their passion for social justice can translate into transformative action. Sponsored by Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

 

Week 8, Friday, May 22

Gather with our brothers of color as we delve deeper into the conversation about race, oppression, brutality, and the brotherhood movement and to add new meaning to the phrase “This is Concerning My Life”.

 

Week 9, Friday, May 29

The Cauldron Unveiling—Join us as we honor the writing community on campus and debut the 2015 edition of The Cauldron.

 

Week 10, Friday, June 5

Student Commission Awards and Inauguration—This reflection stands as a yearly tradition in which current Student Commission members present the Amy Trenkle Campus Leadership Award, the William Crockett Staff Award, and the Frances Diebold Award. The new executive board and general commission members for 2015-2016 will be sworn in and share their aspirations for their upcoming terms.

 

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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