Juneteenth Picnic

Get Ready!

Kalamazoo College will celebrate Juneteenth this year on Wednesday, June 19th from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the quad. Be sure to RSVP for the Juneteenth Celebration Picnic. This year we will have food from Gleaves Gifted Hands and music from Incredible DJ Chuck!

Start Celebrating Early

Event sponsored by BAFSA and supported by the President’s Office and Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Juneteenth Celebration Picnic!

Two arms of an enslaved Black person breaking shackles.

Hello K Community!

Let the countdown begin! Next Monday, January 19th, 2023 join us in the lower quad for our annual Juneteenth celebration from 12-2 p.m. We’ll have food (please RSVP), music, and lawn games to celebrate the day.

Due to catering needs those who would like food will need to put complete the Juneteenth RSVP Form by 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 13th.

Black Joy Week – Mindful Meditation

Today’s Event…

Community Mindful Meditation

Black Joy Week Mindful Meditation for Black Mental Wellness

Slow down the week with some mindful meditation. All are welcome and encouraged to pause and access your inner joy even if just for a moment.

  • Location: The Quad – under the tree area in front of Hicks near the parking lot
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • All are welcome for guided and non-guided meditations, snacks, and handouts on meditation for black mental wellness.

Have you heard? 6 days until Black Joy Week!

Celebrate Black Joy Week

Yes, it’s really happening!

That’s right, BAFSA is back for the third annual Black Joy Week! This year, BAFSA, the Arcus Center, Counseling Center, Intercultural Center and the BSO have joined together to create a week full of fun!

Preview of Events

  • Tue, May 30 – Black Joy Week Kick-Off and 3 vs 3 Student, Staff, and Faculty Basketball Game (Basketball Sign-Ups)
  • Wed, May 31 – Community Mindful Meditation for Black Mental Wellness
  • Thu, June 1 – Capture your Joy 360 Photo Booth
  • Fri, June 2 – Pop-Up Dance on the Quad

Visit the Black Joy Week page for more details on times and locations of these events.

Let’s Celebrate MLK Jr.!

Martin Luther King Jr. memorial statue.

Happy New Year BAFSA!

We hope your winter break was restful, reflective, and fun.

Thanks to BAFSA member/Interim Director of the Intercultural Student Life Center, Justine Shelton and Intercultural Student Life Program Coordinator, Alaq Zghayer, there will be many events available to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Friday, January 13th and Monday, January 16th!

The theme for this year’s celebration is Centering Black Lives: Various movements, One purpose, where participants will join in understanding the past, educating the present and moving toward the betterment of Black communities.

Visit the Intercultural Student Life Center website for full details on this year’s MLK Jr. events.