Proposed Durham Black Coalition

  • Start: July 13, 2020 6:30 pm
  • End: July 13, 2020 8:00 pm

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Proposed Durham Black Coalition (DBC)

Black community leaders and organizations Click on this link to share and fill out the form:

This is an initiative by a working group of Black citizens within Durham Region (Karen Chen, Leroy Clarke, Sonia Clarke, Sandra Forsythe, Raphael Francis, Cristal Hines, Marlyn Morris, Cora Reid) who are concerned about the fragmentation of our efforts to address systemic anti-Black racism in order to effect long-term sustainable changes. if you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

LEROY CLARKE ( or 647-872-6750) or SANDRA FORSYTHE (

PURPOSE: We are STRONGER TOGETHER for Black Solidarity in the Durham Region. We need to work together to develop and implement a clear and coordinated approach to address systemic anti-Black racism and other forms of discrimination that exist in our society. We also need to advocate for achievable targets, pool our resources such as mentorship, enhance communication strategies and present a united front in critical areas such as:

> Business Creation and Economic Development / Public-Private Partnerships
> Child Welfare System
> Fair and Equitable Treatment in the Workplace
> Healthcare / Mental Health / Substance Abuse
> Law Enforcement and Justice Systems
> Schools / Education System / Training and Career Development
> Social Services / Family Wellness / Housing / Homelessness

At this time, we are seeking contact information and general information about your community organization, as we would like to invite you to a virtual meeting on Monday July 13th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss priorities and how we can move forward as a coordinated front. Please record this event in your calendar:

JOIN ZOOM Meeting on Monday July 13th at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting ID: 826 4643 4319
Password: 250149

1. Introductions
2. As Durham Region’s Black community, what are our SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats)?
3. Exploring the Space: Who is doing what?
4. Nurturing and sustaining the space: How do we ground and heal ourselves?
5. Next steps
6. Reflection and Conclusion