Calling All Communities
Help Us Build a Movement
In partnership and solidarity with diverse communities, we are building a movement that recognizes and advances the closely connected rights of people and animals to live well and thrive.
Using lessons learned in Phoenix Zones around the globe, we help individuals, communities, and organizations create and build projects that advance rights, health, and wellbeing.
Working from both the ground up, and the top down, we offer expertise, resources, and tailored curricula and training that can be used to inform community development that is just and equitable.
Create Phoenix Zone Projects and Communities
Phoenix Zone projects and communities foster and expand rights, including freedom of movement; protection from violence and exploitation; and access to adequate nutrition, healthcare, and a clean and safe home and environment.
Through changes in infrastructure, policies, and practices, Phoenix Zone projects focus on structural changes that serve the needs of vulnerable groups. Projects are both reactive and proactive by working to abolish forms of oppression while also creating the means to expand rights.
When possible, projects maximize impact by addressing the synergistic intersection of different forms of oppression, while also building the capacity for self-sufficiency, including networks of mutual aid and solidarity that benefit both people and animals.
Phoenix Zones can take many forms, limited only by the imaginations of those who build them.
Perhaps an animal sanctuary for formerly farmed animals might partner with a community agriculture organization to establish community gardens and education programs on plant-based nutrition in neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food.
Or an immigrants’ rights organization might provide support to transition agricultural workers out of exploitative and abusive jobs at slaughterhouses, where racial and ethnic minorities have made up a majority of reported cases of COVID-19.
Projects like these recognize in different ways the interlinking structures of violence that create vulnerability and they respond with creative efforts to build strength and resilience at the local scale.
We can build a movement that recognizes and advances the closely connected rights of people and animals to live well and thrive.
Become a Phoenix Zone Champion
Successful Phoenix Zones have champions that inspire, lead, and drive stakeholder interest. We have witnessed how some of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals can rise up to lead others.