The Pickering Public Library Anti-Black Racism Working Group (ABRWG) is a community-based group, focusing on Library services with a lens of anti-Black racism. The ABRWG reviews community feedback and identified priorities and collaborates with Library staff to create and implement action plans for improvements and enhancements. Recommendations and action plans will focus on identified systemic discrimination impacting the library experience for community members who self-identify as Black.
- Stephen Linton (Chair)
- Marsha Hinds Myrie (Vice Chair)
- Samantha Adebiyi (Co-Notetaker)
- Nicole Facey (Co-Notetaker)
- Charmain Brown
- Bernadette Hood
- Shaibu Gariba
- Titi Katibi
- Teronie Donaldson
- Romina Diaz
Library Staff Liaison:
- Sabrina Yung
February 2, 2023: Members of the ABRWG presented at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference. The presentation, titled: Anti-Black Racism Working Group – Placing Lived Experiences At The Centre Of Redesigning, offered the attendees an opportunity to hear from both the Working Group and Library staff about this collaborative journey. This presentation provided an overview of Pickering Public Library's learning journey and the framework for establishing recommendations from the collaborative consultation work, which has resulted in actionable change in the areas of Client Experience, Human Resources, Collections, and Events.
Terms of Reference
The ABRWG Terms of Reference outlines the working group's responsibilities, structure, and purpose.
To view and/or download the ABRWG Terms of Reference, please click here.
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