Board Member Jared Benson gave a speech at High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist on Sunday, May 26th. His speech, titled “Affecting Social Change” was well-received; In High Plains words’, “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?'” Affecting Social Change
Benson found the members warm, open, and increasingly interested in learning more about activism. The atmosphere at High Plains revealed excitement working/support towards varied progressive causes in both the local community and challenging prevailing narratives regarding spiritual institutions and their philosophies.