John Davis

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John Davis

Template:TOCnestleft John Davis is a teacher in the Durham Public Schools, the treasurer of the Durham Association of Educators, and the President of the Durham People's Alliance. He moved to Durham in 2013 after growing up and spending most of his life in Cambridge, MA. He has served on the board of People's Alliance for several years and is looking forward to the opportunity to engage further with the work of the Carolina Federation in his new role as PA President. His political work in Durham is rooted in his engagement with DAE's work to defend and transform public education by articulating and acting on a critique of how perceived notions of a crisis in American public education are rooted in ideologies associated with white supremacy and corporate capitalism. John is also a musician and recording artist most known for having been half of the indie rock band Folk Implosion in the '90's. His political development was shaped in part by experiences in the record industry during that time having to do with how race, class, gender and sexuality define the contentious territory of popular musical culture. He continues to enjoy writing, recording, performing and releasing music in his spare time, and blogs at[1]


Carolina Federation sponsoring committee

Carolina Federation sponsoring committee, November 2019.

NC comrades


In North Carolina Jason Ortiz associated with Sendolo Diaminah, Mary Elizabeth Hill Hanchey, Natalie Beyer, John Davis, Kendra Montgomery-Blinn and Holly Marie Jordan.

Durham People’s Alliance board 2016

The Durham People’s Alliance Board, 2016.

Vernetta Alston, Eric Boven, John Davis, Kendra Montgomery-Blinn, DeDreana Freeman, Dabney Hopkins, Marion Johnson, Melissa Norton, Destini Riley, Carl Rist, Lanya Shapiro, Ryan Smith, Sondra Stein, Sara Terry, Magan Thigpen, Tommie Watson