Celebrate the 4th and Juneteenth Independence Day

Diane Evans writes "Last year the Human Relation Commission asked the Davis City Council to issue a Juneteenth Declaration that declared its inclusion in the 4th of July celebration. It was so declared. We want the Davis Community to know that it is taking a big step toward deepening our Nation's wholeness, perhaps the first city in the Nation to do so."

Supported by the City of Davis, the Davis Human Relation Commission, the Uniting for Racial Justice Team of the Universalist Unitarian Church plus 3 great performers - Sandy Holman (Culture Co-op), James Williams and Nathalie Minya. Join Davis residents in celebrating the 2 greatest freedom events in America History: the Declaration of Independence and 89 years thereafter the Emancipation Proclamation making our nation whole in our freedom. Our hand in your hand. Your hand in ours. See you on the 4th.

July 4th, 5pm, Community Park at "F" and 14th Street.

July 11 Benefit Concert to Assist KDRT

The Davis Odd Fellows and Davis Media Access present a special evening of local music to fundraise for live music field recording equipment for grassroots community radio station KDRT 95.7 FM.

The all-star local line-up features Bill Scholer and Waiting for Bruce, with special guest Barry “The Fish” Melton. The popular Winters-based country-swing band Bonanza King opens the show.

The show takes place at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Davis, 415 Second Street,  Friday, July 11, 2014. Doors open 7 pm, music from 7:30 -10:00pm.

All concert proceeds assist KDRT’s equipment fund for live music recording efforts, such as the monthly Thursday Live! Concert Series hosted by the Davis Odd Fellows for the past 5 years. Suggested donation at door $10 – sliding scale. All-ages event. Beer, wine, soda and bottled water will be available for purchase at the event.

We thank all the musicians for the generous donation of their performance for this benefit concert, the Davis Odd Fellows’ Community Support Committee, and their Music & Concert Committee for their valuable organizational and volunteer support. Special thanks to KDRT volunteers Diane Crumley and Jim Buchanan for all their work with Odd Fellows and local musicians, and for doing major organizing for this event.



No, folks, I’m not talking about anything related to the World Cup. And I’m happy dancing here, and no, that’s not a delayed reaction from the Davis Music Festival.

Rather, I am very pleased to announce that Davis Media Access (DMA) has successfully wrapped its fundraising campaign Celebrating 25 Years of Community Media in Davis. Our must-meet goal was $20k in support of our programs and services, and as of June 27, we exceeded our stretch goal of $25k. That money keeps KDRT on the air for another year, and also helps offset some of the cost of producing intensive local election coverage and supporting youth media projects (yes, we do an astonishing amount with relatively little money).

View our list of donors.

For all of you who have participated and helped shared the word, thank you for your generosity.  Thank you for believing the power of small media and local content to make a big difference in our community.  Thanks for making DMA a forward-thinking community center and a unique resource in our region. I’m taking a little time off this summer but look forward to coming back with more news in August.

With gratitude,

Autumn Labbe-Renault
, Executive Director

Special on Graduation DVDs: Order before June 30

Davis Media Access records five local high-school graduation ceremonies each year: Davis High Schhol; Da Vinci Charter Academy; Davis School for Independent Study; King High School; and Davis Adult School. Commemorative Graduation DVD SPECIAL: $25 each (includes shipping) if ordered before June 30; after that, price returns to $30 (includes shipping). Fine the order form and information here




Summer Kid Video Camps Filling Up Fast

Our Kid Video Production Camps are already full.  But, we still have limited space in both our Animation Camps.  Animation Camp presents a unique summer learning opportunity for younger kids, aged 11-15.

The course is team taught by DMA staffer Alex Silva-Sadder with assistance from college and high school interns. DMA will offer two sessions of Animation Camp, July 7-11 and July 14-18. Participants will learn how to plan and storyboard an animation, record dialogue and effects, and light and create stop-motion animations. Each class is limited to six participants. Camps conclude with a screening of the students' work.

Session dates and registration information available at www.davismedia.org under "Kid Vid Workshops." All workshops take place at the media center, located at 1623 Fifth Street in Davis. For more information, please email info@davismedia.org or call (530) 757-2419.


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