Urban Palm Springs is a platform to learn about and interact around business, political & cultural news, events, non-profit organizations and more related to the Greater Palm Springs region.
As part of our focus Urban Palm Springs is dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations. We do this by sponsoring and organizing events designed to educate our Coachella Valley and society as a whole about the importance of Black History and contributions made to society by African-Americans
Deiter Crawford is the Founder and CEO of Urban Palm Springs and has spent the Majority of his Adult life as a Community Activist and Social Justice Advocate working with government agencies, private industry, and nonprofits.
Born and Raised in Palm Springs, California. Deiter is a Loma Linda University San Manuel Gateway College Trained Community Health Worker
Deiter has worked and consulted as a Community Organizer since 2005. During that time, he worked in partnership with Desert Highland Gateway Estates Community Action Association, Desert Healthcare District, Loma Linda University Health, UCR School of Medicine, Desert Regional Medical Center, Lift to Rise, Borrego Health, FIND Food Bank, The City of Palm Springs, and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to implement regional health strategies.
As an Organizer, Deiter has a unique viewpoint of our political process, having managed multiple campaigns and been a City of Palm Springs Parks & Recreation Commissioner. Today, his prolific knowledge of the region and his political experience has him briefing business leaders and policy makers throughout California.
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2-3hrs. $125 per person
Beginning on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation Section 14. This tour will introduce you to Black pioneers of our city. See the works of renowned architect Paul R. Williams. Learn about land developer Lawrence Crossley. Tour concludes at Desert Highland Gateway Estates - Palm Springs’ only predominantly Black Neighborhood