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Electric Black Earth Festival

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

An afrofuturist and astrological festival with Ramon Parish & Regina Smith

Experience the Electric Black Earth Festival at Naropa University, a transformative ethno-ancestral futures affair. Join visionaries, activists’, scholars’ and healers’ astro-cosmic quest for just and abundant earth-based futures. Engage in Black-centric world-building through ritual, rest-shops, and liberatory transmissions. Some offerings will be available virtually. 

Learn more and register at naropa.edu/electric-black-earth.


April 18
9:00 am - 8:00 pm




Naropa University Arapahoe Campus
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302 United States

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.