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Benu Amun-Ra

Founder & Communal Chair


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Professional Skills

February 2022 - Current

February 2022 - Current

July 2016 – March 2020   

May 2005 - March 2010

S.A.C.R.Ed (Seeding Ancestral Community Relationships Education) Eco-Center

Communal Founder & CEO

  • Co-founded a non-profit and education center that specifically serves the BIPOC, LBTQ+, Indigenous Two Spirit, Veterans and disabilities community focusing on multi-cultural root work and “re-indigenization” to heal ancestral trauma through land and narrative pedagogy while addressing food insecurity, mental health access and advocacy                                  


S.A.S.I. Farms (Sacred Ancestors Seed Initiative)                      

Co-Owner & Operations

  • Seed grower and seed keeper as a generational farmer

  • Building a seed bank and seed library with educational workshops based on ancient practices



Aloha Respite and Relief, LLC

Service Provider/Owner

  • Facilitated companionship and professional aide in home health, hospice and palliative care

  • Assisted families in developing comprehensive planning to achieve the best interests of the patient to ensure the best quality of life

  • Provided community resources for those who needed access to assistance or benefits (Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, PASA, PACE, waiver programs)


Comcast Communications            

Customer Service and Collections Representative

  • Conferred with customers by telephone to provide information about products and services, took and entered orders, cancelled accounts, and handled complaints

  • Kept records of customer interactions and transactions, recorded details of inquiries, complaints, and comments, as well as actions taken

  • Resolved customers' service and/or billing complaints

California Institute of Integral Studies                                            Doctoral Candidate – Transformative Studies (current)                                                                            

Naropa University             

Master of Arts – Resilient Leadership (2021)

(Sustainable Systems)

Permaculture Design Certificate - Permaculture Institute

Metro State University of Denver     

Bachelor of Arts - Convergent Journalism (2011)

Life & Community

Benu Amun-Ra is the daughter of a Black Vietnam veteran and a South Korean immigrant with familial history embedded in the trauma of slavery. We have been an advocate for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and people living with disabilities since 2015. Benu is also a generational farmer and seed keeper. We have worked with organizations that center on food access and mental health resources as these have been the two most dire issues and primary challenges for marginalized communities. We have worked in advocacy with organizations like Hunger Free Colorado, Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Health Foundation, National Young Farmers Coalition and Association of Black Psychologists. 

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