DECA Discussions – Anti-Racism in Danforth East – July 27, 7 to 9 p.m.

Are you interested in building an actively anti-racist neighbourhood in Danforth East?

Join DECA on Monday, July 27th for the first of its monthly “DECA Discussions” focusing on anti-racism in Danforth East.  You can sign up hereregistration is required to attend. You will be sent a Zoom invite closer to the date of the event.

The focus of the first meeting will be to try to understand issues affecting the experience of racialized members of our community.  DECA is pleased to announce the following two featured speakers:

Cheryll Case
  • CHERYLL CASE  Cheryll is the founding principal of CP Planning, a groundbreaking urban planning firm that digs deep into addressing the urban conditions that affect access to housing, work and play. 
Notisha Massaquoi
  • NOTISHA MASSAQUOI  Notisha has been an enthusiastic advocate for advancements in women’s healthcare globally for more than three decades.  Notisha recently retired as the Executive Director of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre – the only Community Health Centre in North America, which provides specialized primary healthcare for Black and racialized women.  More information about Notisha can be found here

Several members of government will also be in attendance and available to answer questions:

  • Brad Bradford, Toronto City Councillor
  • Rima Berns-McGown, MPP
  • Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP
  • Michelle Aarts, TDSB Trustee

Moderator: Lanrick Bennet Jr., Danforth East neighbour and Managing Director at 8-80 Cities.

Why is DECA hosting these monthly meetings?

  • to allow members of our community to listen, learn and come together to actively build an actively anti-racist neighbourhood.  
  • to encourage respectful and open discussion during these meetings
  • to invite you to join us as we work to make real changes in our community.
  • to continue our mission to build a stronger, more vibrant, safe and walkable community for everyone.

Questions for members of government, our guest speakers, or DECA? Submit in advance to or at time of meeting in the Zoom Chat