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.
Thanks to the generosity of many Naropa staff, faculty, students and alumn, The Center for Culture, Identity & Social Justice has raised enough money through our GiveCampus crowdfunding campaign to purchase a projector, screen, and window coverings. In order to access this equipment, please contact the Inclusive Community Program Coordinator or stop by the Office for Inclusive Community in Sycamore 8110.
The social justice-oriented collection of books that once comprised the Cultural Center Library has been relocated to the Allen Ginsberg Library for improved accessibility. The newly renamed Critical Consciousness Collection is located immediately to your right when you enter the library. The Center for Culture, Identity & Social Justice still houses a handful of provocative books that may be read while you are in the center without any check-out. Enjoy!