Anti-Black Racism Working Group

Overview

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.

Current Members:

  • 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

 

What's New?

October 15, 2022: Members of the ABRWG visited the Central Library for an in-depth tour of library spaces and services, and to see the community use in action. Members explored the Maker Space and its various components available to clients, the Local History Room, the Children's Area, various collections, the Teen Area, meeting spaces, and discussed the experiences observed.  

 

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.

 

Stay Informed

Sign up for our Anti-Black Racism Working Group Updates general Library newsletter to receive emails about all working group news, progress and more.

 

Contact

Inquiries and communication to the ABRWG should be directed to abrwg@pickeringlibrary.ca

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