Affecting Social Change

History and Humanities teacher at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and at Pikes Peak Community College, Jared Benson piques our curiosity asking, “Within our current politically-charged atmosphere, what is real change? Moreover, how can all of us work to “turn the world upside down” to meet our current growing challenges?”

Recipient of the UCCS Outstanding Teacher Award for the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences in 2017, Mr. Benson has also been a community activist for most of the last 10 years in Colorado Springs. He has served on public panels on topics ranging from Climate Change, to the Syrian Refugee Crisis, to Immigration Policy. He is in the process of co-founding a local non-profit called the Chinook Center, to provide direct support to local advocacy groups.

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