You are Invited!

Please join our Network for a lunch on September 25, 2012 at 12 noon at Comensoli’s (762 West Main Street, Kalamazoo). Our Network was formed following the 2010 Building a Community of Belonging: A Forum of The Arcadia Institute and Its Partners. Since then we have developed a Commitment to Inclusion Checklist and determined what our work is in these areas: • Aligning the community around full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life by offering organizations the opportunity to use the Commitment to Inclusion Checklist • Connecting more people and organizations to our Network by inviting people to attend meetings or reaching out through our own groups and networks • Producing the annual Forum and other items like the Commitment to Inclusion Checklist and the John McKnight’s Five Questions business cards.

At this Lunch we will do a few things:

1. Introduce the new Name and Logo for the Network 2. Introduce Community Brokering a new program of The Arcadia Institute that was an idea from the 2010 Forum. 3. Watch a TEDx Talk by Beth Mount who will be coming to facilitate the Building a Community of Belonging Forum on March 21, 2013 4. Kick off planning for the March 2013 Forum 5. Talk about using the Commitment to Inclusion Checklist more broadly

RSVP to Michele Momotiuk at michele@thearcadiainstitute.org or 254-8224.

We hope to see you there!