The Arcadia Institute

Making it possible for people with disabilities to be welcomed, supported and respected in their community

Building a Community of Belonging Poetry

Inclusion

Everone want to be a part
A part of a team
A part of a group
A part of a family
But to be a part you will need others
Others who accept you
Others who count on you
Others who want you
Inclusion comes when we come together
Together we accomplish
Together we laugh
Together we love
Ruth Cowles, Portage District Library

Buddy Hannah facilitated a community poetry writing session at the 7th Annual Building a Community of Belonging Forum on March 24, 2016. The above poem was one of the wonderful poems that came out of the day.

For more information about Connect Kalamazoo and the Building a Community of Belonging Forum visit our website at www.thearcadiainstitute.org

Becoming a Poet: Building a Community of Belonging Forum 2016

The blog this week was written by Allison Hammond, Executive Director of The Arcadia Institute.

When I see inclusion I see community.
When I hear inclusion I hear community.
When I feel inclusion I feel community.
When I experience inclusion it is
you and me and we.
Allison Hammond

Buddy Hannah facilitated a community poetry writing session at the 7th Annual Building a Community of Belonging Forum on March 24, 2016. This was my attempt at being a poet. In the following weeks, we will share more of the poems written at the Forum.

For more information about Connect Kalamazoo and the Building a Community of Belonging Forum visit our website at www.thearcadiainstitute.org

7th Annual Building a Community of Belonging Forum

Join us for the 7th Annual Building a Community of Belonging Forum on Thursday, March 24th from 10 am – 6 pm at Vanguard Church, 2020 Fulford Ave. We will be having discussions around employment and doing a community poetry project. Please fill out a Forum 2016 Registration Form and mail it or email it to michele@thearcadiainstitute.org.

Enjoy this clip from the 6th Annual Building a Community of Belonging Forum.

Building a Community of Belonging Forum 2016

The 7th Annual Building a Community of Belonging Forum is Thursday, March 24th from 10 am – 6 pm. We will be meeting at Vanguard Church, 2020 Fulford Ave., Kalamazoo. See a recap of the 6th Annual Building a Community of Belonging Forum in this video.

Please complete the Forum 2016 Registration Form to join us.

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Please complete the Forum 2016 Registration Form to join us.