Naropa University opens its doors to prospective graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community. Tour campus, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.
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Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, and Climate: A New Story. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He currently writes and speaks full-time. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and children.
In an oil and gas state, climate justice efforts are losing popular support due to their perceived "liberal bias". This ends up hurting the marginalized communities that are most vulnerable to the effects of oil and gas mining. Participants in this hands-on workshop will gain a critical understanding of how to do effective personal storytelling in politically polarized contexts. Experience increased levels of confidence and willingness to share your authentic, personal stories in your social justice work. Strong emphasis is placed on creating a warm and supportive social environment to ease the burden of fear and anxiety the issue of climate change can create.
Maria Talero, PhD, is a hands-on, educator, facilitator and consultant with 15 years of experience in education. Dr. Talero offers leadership trainings, workshops and public speaking to non-profits, schools and communities of faith in Colorado, and organizes a grassroots, crowd-funded film and discussion forum on climate change called Community Climate Courage. She is a 2014 NAAEE Community Climate Change Fellow through the EECapacity program.
This workshop will explore topics including white socialization, systemic racism, white solidarity, the specific ways racism manifests for white progressives, safety versus comfort, the politics of emotions, and white fragility. This will be a combination of lecture, structured reflection, and small group discussion designed to provide a comprehensive system analysis and identify personal complicity.
Dr. Robin DiAngelo is Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books, including What Does it Mean To Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.
The Naropa University Galleries offer an experience of the arts in a contemplative environment committed to the human experience of visual, perceptual and energetic transmissions through art.