Black Lives Matter YYC Society

The Black Lives Matter is a cause that supports Black individuals and allies in undoing systemic racialized violence. Black Lives Matter is a cause cognizant of the ongoing struggles of all marginalized folks and we strive to honour that in the work we do. We center the voices of Black people as well as other people of colour and hope to lift up those who are queer, women, trans, differently abled, poor or otherwise marginalized.

Black Lives Matter YYC (Calgary) is a small group of Black activists residing in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. We want to draw attention to our Black communities, celebrate people of colour and work in solidarity with other Black Lives Matter chapters across North America.

Our work includes non-violent direct action, policy work, movement building, strengthening alliances, community self care, and creative engagement.  We are not a direct service or charity organization. However, we are connected to, engage with, and provide as much support as possible to the families of those killed by law enforcement..

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.

By donating you won't just be helping Black Lives Matter YYC (Calgary), but you'll be helping the community. Every donation is greatly appreciated and will be used wisely.

Funds will be used for:

- vigil/protest supplies such as sustenance, banner-making material, transportation fees, blankets etc.

- venue rental

- honorariums for helpers and performers

- event promotion 

- other costs associated with event planning

- bail money if ever needed 

Thank you so much!

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Black Lives Matter YYC
Calgary, AB

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