Poder In Action
Rebecca Denis (She/Her/Ella) currently works at Poder In Action, whose mission is to build power to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression and determine a liberated future as people of color in Arizona. They are a self proclaimed “desert brat” who grew up on the westside of Phoenix and wants to ensure that the valley is a place that is safe and healthy for all people. She is passionate about mental health and creating a world where we not only learn to heal from our trauma, but create new ways of being that eliminate and mitigate traumas in our communities.
Poder in Action’s mission is to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression and determine a liberated future as people of color in Arizona by building power through our lived experience, leadership development and civic participation. To formally challenge the narrative that police equals safety, Poder in Action conducted a community-driven research study to document resident perspectives and experiences with police. Between 2018 and 2019 Poder in Action collected survey data from over 10,000 people and found significant, though unsurprising, differences in how police treat different groups of people. See report HERE