“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin

Lucas Iván Bush

Digital Coordinator |  he/him/his

Lucas is the Digital Coordinator at UNE Colorado, where he manages the organization’s digital presence, including social media, email marketing, website content, and online fundraising efforts in order to build power and win social and economic change in Colorado.

Growing up in a bilingual and bicultural household in Tacoma, Washington, Lucas was raised as a global citizen and had the privilege of frequently traveling to experience other countries and cultures. As he grew and learned more, he noticed many of the systems he navigated in his own country were not designed for those they purported to serve and decided to dedicate time to spaces where people of differing backgrounds could come together to create better solutions by volunteering as a student in local youth councils and as an advocate for ethnic studies education in public high schools. Throughout his education, Lucas developed a love for writing, language, and communication. When he realized that this passion for storytelling could amplify the voices of others to broader audiences and tell powerful narratives about the systems within this country, Lucas was drawn to non-profit and educational work for justice. 

Lucas has worked in and helped manage communications for multiple non-profits and educational organizations, including the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the Centro de Estudios Interculturales e Indígenas in Santiago, Chile. These experiences allowed him to hone his writing, communication, graphic design, and digital strategy skills while also providing a further glimpse into the value of and need for community-based action and organizations. 

Lucas is excited to learn and grow at an organization dedicated to creating social, economic, and political change. He hopes that this role will provide him with the ability to learn directly from community members and leaders and expand his understanding of what is possible through community-led change.