Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton

Dr. Davis-Cotton hails from Montgomery, Alabama and is dedicated to promoting achievement through science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) initiatives, thus providing a balanced intellectual sphere that includes divergent thinking and creativity. She holds an earned doctorate from Wayne State University, an Education specialist certification from Wayne State University, a Master of Arts from the University of Montevallo, and a Bachelor of Science from Alabama State University.

She interacts with corporate, cultural, collegiate, and community institutions to help prepare learners to enter multiple aspects of the creative industries and other professional arenas upon completion of high school through arts integration and workforce development trainings. She has established her reputation as an extremely capable, effective, community and civic leader, as well as an international/national representative for a balanced education.

Geri Chafee

A longtime educator and education activist, Geri is a former ELL, and a voice for the community. Geri works with school districts to improve education equity and access for all students, increase diversity of administrative personnel, and champion instructional models that work for our most at-risk students.

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Access the Sarasota Activist Calendar here and find out what events the PEACenter is sponsoring.



We have a local speakers bureau, a resource library and links to local organizations working for social change.

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A number of local groups work under our umbrella including the local anti-racist coalition.  Please reach out to us to get involved.


The PEACenter is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and non-violent social change.

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