Anti-Black Racism Working Group


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:

  • Romina Diaz (Chair)
  • Stephen Linton (Vice-Chair)
  • Samantha Adebiyi (Co-Notetaker)
  • Nicole Facey (Co-Notetaker)
  • Charmain Brown
  • Bernadette Hood
  • Carwyn Holland

Library Staff Liaison:

  • Sabrina Yung


What's New?

August 11, 2021: During the August meeting, the ABRWG voted unanimously in support of moving the ABRWG Honorarium Program forward and reached consensus on all the terms and conditions related to eligibility criteria. An amendment was then motioned and approved for the Terms of Reference. 


Terms of Reference

The ABRWG Terms of Reference outlines the working group's responsibilities, structure, and purpose.

To view the Terms of Reference please click here.


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