Pickering Public Library Anti-Black Racism Working Group Seeking New Members

Pickering Public Library Anti-Black Racism Working Group Seeking New Members

PICKERING, ON (January 31, 2022) – 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.

The ABRWG is currently seeking new members. Candidates must be Pickering residents or community stakeholders who self-identify as members of the Black community.

Interested applicants must complete and submit an Expression of Interest form by end of day February 7, 2022. More information can be found at: pickeringlibrary.ca/abrwg.

Media Contact:

Sabrina Yung
Manager of Community Engagement and Marketing
Pickering Public Library
905.831.6265 ext. 6253




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