Category: Reflections from Changemakers

Bonner Visions

We talked about visions of the past, present, and future during SGU 2020. What have you been noticing and seeing about the world around you since we left campus in March? What are your visions for this semester? What are your goals for service? Academics? The larger community?


August 27, 2020 50

2019-2020 Bonner Reflection

The 2019-2020 academic year is almost complete- and what a year it’s been! How have you grown as a result of your engagement with Bonner? What has been the biggest highlight personally? What is your best service or Bonner memory? How would you answer the question- What does Bonner mean to you? Upload a picture…
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April 16, 2020 52

Trainings that Stick

Think about the trainings you’ve participated in thus far this semester. Which training has stuck with you days or weeks after participating in it? Why? How can or have you been able to transfer it beyond the seminar room?  


April 1, 2020 49

What do you love about your team?

The best teams are those that have fun together. What do you love most about your site team (Bonners, staff at your site) and your Bonner family? How do they support you? And how do you support them?  


March 16, 2020 52

Reflecting on Campus Speakers

At the end of February, two distinguished speakers came to campus – environmentalist and activist Winona LaDuke and UAlbany psychologist and professor Alex L. Pieterse, Ph.D. All Bonners attended one or both of these sessions. To reflect on the event, please respond to the following questions: Which campus speaker did you attend? What was your…
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March 8, 2020 37

Recognizing Black History Month

Saturday, January 25th we convened as a community to recognize and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service. February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. Throughout history, there have been black #AgentsofChange advocating and working to secure equal rights and fair treatment of African…
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February 2, 2020 57

New Beginnings

It’s the start of a new year and a new semester and we have just completed Winter Retreat 2020 which focused on embracing difference and creating the BeLOVEd community. How are you going to use this fresh, new start to work towards a new goal? Set a goal for how you will continue the work…
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January 23, 2020 56

Invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is a great time to reflect on what is important to you, including the social justice movements you are most passionate about. If you could invite any social justice warrior (past or present) to join your Thanksgiving dinner who would you choose? Why? What would you ask them about?


November 9, 2019 42

Sharing Resources

This time of the semester is when things really start to pick up and get crazy with midterms, service and life! How do you practice self-care when you are stressed? What is one tool or resource you would recommend to a fellow Bonner feeling stressed or overwhelmed?


October 21, 2019 71

Anyone Can Be a Poet!

What does Bonner mean to you? What is it like to serve at your site? How does it feel to do this work and be part of this community? Put on your creative hat and answer these questions with a poem. Not sure what type of poem you want to write (Sonnet, limerick, haiku, acrostic,…
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September 20, 2019 66