Building a Community of Belonging Forum: A Happening!

Page headersOn March 26, 2015, Connect Kalamazoo will host the 6th Building a Community of Belonging Forum at Vanguard Church. This year will be a Happening! So mark your calendars.

We will be celebrating the successes of Connect Kalamazoo building awareness of inclusion of people with disabilities. One of the highlights of the Forum will be the creation of a community art project that shares the vision of Kalamazoo: A Place Where Everyone Belongs.

As the community art project develops, at the Forum we will:

• Tell the success stories of Connect Kalamazoo that is a network of community organizations leading the community around diversity, inclusion and equity for people with disabilities • Learn how to build community awareness through the use of the logo in organizations that have met the Commitment to Inclusions Checklist and criteria.

The facilitators for the event include:

Kathy Jennings, Editor, Southwest Michigan Second Wave – Media Campaign Simon Borst, Front End Manager, Peoples Food Co-op - Art Project Coordinator

To date the following organizations have committed to support the Forum:

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo Portage District Library Southern Shores Council of Boy Scouts People’s Food Co-op Media Arts Academy Just Move Fitness and More USA Tae Kwon Do Family Center for the Arts YMCA Sherman Lake Camp Disability Network Residential Opportunities Inc. Center for Disability Services Arc Community Advocates Humphrey Products

We hope to see you there!