CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

Benjamin Torres, Los Angeles Community Organizer

I Believe in Claiming Public Space

ITGR Benjamin Torres--By Aaron Salcido

Benjamin Torres is the president and chief executive officer of the Community Development Technologies Center, known as CD Tech, a nonprofit focused on community and economic development in low-income areas of Los Angeles. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in the Community Planning and Economic Development program. Before joining a Zócalo/California Wellness Foundation panel discussion entitled “Is South L.A. an Urban Success Story?” he talked in the Zócalo green room about time traveling back to the days of Malcolm X, walking in …

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