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ABOUT US

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.

LOCAL NEWS

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

Black Lives Matter still facing pushback in Alberta: Activists talk racism after summer of rallies

Anti-racist advocates say action must follow words as council starts hearing on systemic racism

Calgary Police Service to begin anti-racism work, reallocate funds