Words Are Not Enough Right Now

Words have importance, but right now words are not enough.

To that end, BiblioCommons team-members have started a fundraiser for Black Lives Matter Toronto, and BiblioCommons will match donations.

BiblioCommons unequivocally denounces and condemns violence toward Black people, Indigenous people, and all People of Color in Canada, the United States and around the world. We are proud to stand with our Black and Indigenous family, friends, neighbors, library partners, library staff, patrons and communities. 

Over 160 libraries across North America have signed the Urban Library Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity, and we are proud to support libraries in their commitment to ending structural racism.

BiblioCommons stands in solidarity with those fighting against racism and oppression and will continue to work to create an anti-racist future for us all. Together we can all fight in support of racial equality and diversity across our institutions and our countries.

Below are additional readings and resources from our partner libraries: