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Zoom Speaker Series

Please note that there are no meetings at Center Club until further notice.

The meetings will now continue over Zoom every 3rd Thursday from 6:30pm-7:30pm with a shortened speaker period and plenty of time for questions and answers. The speaking series is co-sponsored by the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community.

February 16 (Thu.)

 Speaker: Anne Whitman, Sandra Whitney-Sarles, Jacqueline Martinez

  Description of talk

March 16 (Thu.)

Speaker: Toy Burton, DeeDee's Cry Suicide Prevention and Family Support 

Bio: Toy Burton is the Founder and Executive Director of DeeDee's Cry Suicide Prevention and Family Support. DeeDee's Cry is named after her sister, Denita Shayne Morris (DeeDee), who died by suicide when she was twenty-three years old, in 1986.


Toy started DeeDee's Cry in 2017, after noticing the lack of racial equity and social justice regarding mental health education and suicide prevention in BIPOC communities. DeeDee's Cry creates space and events that elevate the conversation about mental health education and suicide prevention.


Toy Burton is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Roxbury Unity Parade. Toy started the Roxbury Unity Parade in 2018 after seeing other Boston neighborhoods have parades and celebrations for their community. Roxbury, once a predominately Black neighborhood in Boston, the parade celebrates Black culture, our contributions, and our excellence. The Roxbury Unity Parade recognizes people, organizations, and businesses that uplift Roxbury every day. 


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