Christina Davis-McCoy has a forty-five-year history of involvement in the arena of activism and organizing. She identifies as a self-proclaimed Justice seeker and Justice keeper.
Christina offers that growing up during this nation’s Civil Rights Movement Era of the 1960’s served to shape and define who she would be and how she would be in the world. Her varied life and work experiences support that premise, largely through her professional career choices, which have been predominantly grassroots, and community connected. Those ventures have included serving as a Domestic Peace Corps Member, a stint as a VISTA Volunteer; a Program Specialist with the City of Raleigh’s Human Resources Division; a Community Organizer and Editor with the Institute for Southern Studies/Southern Exposure Magazine; Field Organizer for North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence (NCARRV), and Co-founder and Executive Director of the Blue Springs-Hoke County Community Development Corporation.
Christina has remained on the ‘battlefield’ committed to justice seeking and justice keeping; since returning to her matrilineal rural roots place of Raeford, North Carolina in 1995 and with the establishments of the Blue Springs Community Development Corporation. Family economic resiliency and positive youth development have been ongoing focal areas of the CDC’s work in Hoke, along with three other rural-most contiguous counties of Richmond, Robeson, and Scotland which form the agency’s primary service area. In 2018, the CDC co-located with Jubilee Christian Center Ministries in Scotland County and continues to work in alignment with the goals of catalyzing living-wage employment opportunities for families and individuals, promoting and providing safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities, and providing community education and awareness sessions on an array of issues and concerns.
A March 2021 conferee of the ‘Order of the Long Leaf Pine’ Christina is actively engaged civically and politically. She believes that all politics are local and is deeply inspired by Shirley Chisholm’s quote; “service is the rent we pay for living on earth”. She currently serves on the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the NC Democratic Party, Chairs the Minority Affairs Committee of the NC 9th Congressional District, is Precinct Chair of the Blue Springs Precinct in Hoke County, is Branch Secretary of Hoke NAACP, Worthy Matron of IDEAL Chapter-Order of the Eastern Star, and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.