Community Reflection

Community Reflection takes place on Fridays from 11:05-11:45am in Stetson Chapel.

Fall Quarter

FYF = First Year Forum

Week 1, Friday, September 17

How to Get Past Awkward— Join the Interfaith Student Leaders for stories of how they’ve navigated the awkwardness of meeting new people, overcoming nerves and making home in a new place. FYF

Week 2, Friday, September 24

Spirituality vs. Religion— Are they same? Different? What about people that are… nothing? Explore the complicated terrain of how we identify across a range of worldviews. Sponsored by Religious and Spiritual Life. FYF

Week 3, Friday, October 1

What is Democracy?— Democracy requires civic participation! Attendees will leave with a more complete understanding of democracy and voting. Sponsored by K Votes and the Center for Civic Engagement. FYF

Week 4, Friday, October 8

Religion and Reproductive Justice— Reproductive justice about the right to control one’s own gender, sexuality, work, and reproduction. Religious communities have played both heroes and villains. Come learn more about the story of reproductive justice in Kalamazoo. Sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Southwest Michigan and Religious and Spiritual Life. FYF

Week 5, Friday, October 15

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 6, Friday, October 22

Fall Break Day– No Community Reflection

Week 7, Friday, October 29

KDesi & Diwali-– Join K’s South Asian student organization for a celebration of the Festival of Lights and a focus on what Desi-identifying students at K are up to this fall. FYF

Week 8, Friday, November 5

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 12

Art and the Spiritual Journey— Most spiritual journeys are complicated and a little messy, like art! Come learn how other students have used art to explore and express their spiritual selves. Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders. FYF

Community Reflection Application

Interested in applying for a week of Community Reflection time? APPLY HERE