Davis Phoenix Coalition


The mission of the Davis Phoenix Coalition is to gather and engage the community in ongoing efforts to eliminate intolerance, for the purpose of preventing hate motivated violence and thus cultivating a broader civic culture that embraces and promotes all aspects of the city's diverse community.

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Address: PO Box 1902
Davis, CA 95617
County or Parish: Yolo County
Primary NTEE: Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 
Sub NTEE: Civil Rights, Social Action, & Advocacy N.E.C. 
Executive Director: Gloria Partida
Contact Email: davisphoenixco@gmail.com
Primary Phone: 530-746-8706
Website: http://www.davisphoenixco.org
In the early hours of March 10, 2013 Lawrence "Mikey" Partida, a local Davis resident, was violently attacked in a hate crime aimed at his sexual orientation. In response his mother along with concerned citizens of the Davis community formed the Davis Phoenix Coalition (DPC). DPC is a grassroots, 100% volunteer organization who takes our mission of the Davis Phoenix Coalition is to gather and engage the community in ongoing efforts to eliminate intolerance, for the purpose of preventing hate motivated violence and thus cultivating a broader civic culture that embraces and promotes all aspects of the city's diverse community. Some of the services provided by the Davis Phoenix Coalition include anti-bullying initiatives, prevention of hate-motivated crimes, and diversity awareness and training with the long-term goal of building a community resource center for Yolo County citizens. Starting in 2017, the Davis Phoenix Coalition is being the process and fundraising efforts to build "The Phoenix Center". The center will be a resource for community members, especially LGBTQI youth, seeking services.
In 2017, the DPC plans to continue working to increase the visibility of marginalized groups residing within our local community. Such ongoing efforts will include public forums and events aimed at creating community spaces to process challenging conversations around such topics as race, gender, social justice, and inequality. We are especially hopeful for the opportunity to begin serious exploration into an LGBTQIA youth center and providing high school scholarships for students dedicated to furthering social justice.
Our top needs:
  1. Space: Office or Other - Begin the process of establishing a physical location, "The Phoenix Center", in the city of Davis where community members throughout the county can access and participate in a range of services, programs, and community events specifically designed to meet the unique needs of community members affected by intolerance and their allies.
  2. Funding: Program - Continue to build diversity training workshops for schools, businesses, government officials, and community members.
  3. Funding: Program - Establish a scholarship fund for college-bound youth from underrepresented communities.
  4. Funding: Program - Offset production costs of the DPC's two major community engagement events implemented each year; Davis Pride (spring) and the Upstander's Carnival (fall).
  5. Volunteers -
'Help us AMPLIFY OUR ACTIVISM!'

'In the current time and land we are living in activism is really heating up. You may be asking yourself "How can I help?" Since November the number of events we have put on has spiked. You can help us keep spaces for the community to recharge and step into the work. We know that a little effort made by many produces results that are more than the sum of their parts. We are asking you to consider donating a $25.00 (of course we will not turn down larger sums) to the Davis Phoenix Coalition (DPC). We hope that the request for a sum that will not negatively impact most, will yield enough donations to positively impact the whole community and help us ensure that we still have a bright future ahead of us.'

In solidarity,
Gloria Partida and Tracy Tomasky, Davis Phoenix Coalition Co-Chairs