Black Lives Matter YYC began humbly as a collection of activists and advocates who share a single vision: the empowerment of all members of the Black community and to continue the fight to end systemic discrimination in all of its forms. We seek to centre Black voices in everything we do, whilst simultaneously engaging with the many intersections that exist underneath the Black umbrella. BLM YYC seeks to engage with the Calgary community to build up the foundation of an inclusive, equitable, and safe city that every Calgarian deserves.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
A group of BIPOC firefighters in Calgary detail years of racist abuse and demand action from the chief.
By Meghan Grant
January 18, 2021
THE YYSCENE - Meet BLM YYC