On Thursday, March 26th, we gathered at Vanguard Church for the 2015 Building a Community of Belonging Forum. It was a great day where we discussed expanding the Connect Kalamazoo Network into the community more and made a community art project. Simon Borst lead us in the art project and here is how he closed: "We are all here today to celebrate and to connect; to continue to build a community of belonging. One in which people with disabilities make their own choices, safely navigating an ever-shifting community landscape, with opportunities to contribute, experience, and grow.
In this way, we are building, describing, drawing, a portrait of a community of belonging. “BELONG” is both an invitation and a claiming of your and our identity."