The Office for Inclusive Community’s mission is to create beloved community through critical consciousness raising and cultural transformation.
The OIC is Naropa’s home for social justice work—celebrating diverse identities and creating a culture at Naropa that is radically inclusive. Rooted in the school’s mission to “transform yourself, transform the world,” OIC supports students, staff, faculty, and the institution at large to grow their awareness of the dynamics of privilege, power and oppression, and to take social action. Recognizing the reality of our interconnectedness, we understand that none of us are free until we are all free, and we all play a role in social transformation. Thus, OIC welcomes all people to engage in this work. Offering a number of educational opportunities, community building events, and support groups, the OIC is dedicated to bringing contemplative practice into alignment with compassionate action, one person at a time.
The Office is located in the heart of the Arapahoe campus, right across from the café in Sycamore 8110. You are invited to stop by and say hello!
For more information about trainings and events, community groups, resources, and more check out their website! https://www.naropa.edu/the-naropa-experience/inclusive/index.php
Center for Culture, Identity & Social Justice
Created in response to a student-led racial justice protest held in the spring of 2015, the center exists to cultivate beloved community and is rooted in self-love, intercultural comradery and social justice engagement. In an effort to create a warm, supportive and vibrant home for community members from marginalized locations and their allies, the center is designated for anti-oppression oriented activities and critical consciousness-raising. Any group wishing to use this space must use it for such purposes and may request the space by emailing the Inclusive Community Program Coordinator directly or through the 25Live! scheduling system. The center houses many events, groups, and offerings of the Office for Inclusive Community. Located between Upaya South and the Counseling Center, this space is open during all Naropa business hours and welcomes community members to hang out, do homework, and share in the center’s mission.
Regina Smith, Executive Director Of Missions Integration and Student Affairs
Amanda Aguilera, Associate Director of Conflict Resolution And Inclusive Community Training & Outreach
Giovannina Jobson, Director of Contemplative Practices & Traditions
Michael Bauer, Director of Sustainability
Student Union of Naropa's Policy, Advocacy & Diversity Officer
Resources for Resilient Living
Contact: Michael Bauer, Director of Sustainability