Episode 4: Mental Health in BIPOC Communities (November 30, 2020)
Thank you to Dr. Notisha Massaquoi and Lanrick Bennett Jr. for such a powerful and important discussion.
Episode 3: Understanding Tkaronto’s First People (October 26, 2020)
Thank you to our host, Talitha Tolles, and to all who were able to join us for the discussion.
Talitha shared a number of recommendations and we are happy to pass them on here. We’ve divided them into Learn/Watch/Read/Support
A Guide to Territory Acknowledgments with reference to the websites Whose land and
Calls to Action – Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Indigenous Peoples timeline from the Canadian Encyclopedia
Key Moments in Indigenous History Timeline
Toronto Aboriginal Research Project
7 Tips on Building Relationships with Indigenous Peoples
Watch & Listen
Check out the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival to see a list of what movies screened at the festival this year. Other movies to Talitha recommends:
-Muffins for Granny
-We were children
-Rhymes for Young Ghouls
-Trick or Treaty
podcasts : Reclaimed and Thunder Bay
(and if you BUY a book, buy it indie! Locally, we love Old’s Cool General Store, If you are West end – Another Story or A Different Booklist)
10 Books by Indigenous Authors You Should Read (but I think this actually isn’t the list mentioned in the chat as I remember it being Canadian and this is American)
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council
Lanrick Bennet Jr in discussion with the QuarantineEd team of Matthew Morris and Jay Williams, two TDSB teachers who pivoted their “Quarantine Ed” initiative to focus on anti-black racism. You can read about their story here.
Episode 1: Anti-Racism in Danforth East (July 27, 2020)
Thank you to those who joined us for our first DECA Discussion. A special thanks to our moderator Lanrick Bennett Jr and our featured speakers Dr. Notisha Massaquoi and Cheryll Case.
Please join us for future DECA Discussions which will be held on the last Monday of each month.