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Benjie Howard

Wade Antonio Colwell 


has more than 40 years of experience working with issues of civil rights, social justice, equity, education, and diversity. He provides educational organizations with the internal capacity to deliver high quality professional development for social justice and systemic change.

is the co-founder and executive director of New Wilderness Project and the co-architect of YES since 1995. Benjie is a river guide and wilderness educator on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon.

is the co-founder of YES. As an educator he engages the creative/cultural modalities of song, spoken-word, movement, ceremony and restorative circle keeping in his practice.