Swarms of Albertans have taken to the streets recently to voice their support of the Black Lives Matter movement. If you're wondering how you can help out, we have rounded up a list of Black Lives Matter organizations in Alberta. We've also included actions you can undertake to actively fight anti-black racism in the province.\nSince the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, protests against racism and police brutality have swept the world.\nOn June 1, Calgarians took to the streets to make their voices heard as well, according to Global News.\nMore than 1500 people showed up in the peaceful march to City Hall and chants such as "say his name" and "black lives matter" could also be heard.\nBefore the protest, the Calgary chapter of Black Lives Matter said, "Even though we're in Canada it doesn't mean racism doesn't exist," in an Instagram post.\nThey told the public that this is the time for allies of the Black Lives Matter movement to show their support. They also noted that this is an important moment to remember the "indigenous lives that were lost to police brutality."\nWhether or not you want to protest, there are many options in Alberta to lend your support if you so wish to do so.\nFor example, one organization you can support is Black Women United.\nTheir mission is the protection and advancement of Black women and girls, as mentioned on the website.\nYou can support through donations or sign up on their website to be a volunteer.\nThe donations go towards buying supplies for rallies, paying for the website, buying food for gatherings, and honorariums for speakers at their events, says their website.\nView this post on Instagram Please spread the word! #blm #georgefloyd #yyc #canada #calgary #acab A post shared by PEACEFUL PROTEST (@yyc_blm) on May 29, 2020 at 6:05pm PDT\nYou can also support black women by getting in touch with local causes such as the Sexual Assault Centre For Women, Changing Together, and Women Building Futures, amongst many others.\nYou can learn about the history of racism in Calgary by watching the documentary YYC Colours.\nThis is available for free on YouTube. It features over 100 interviews and tackles subjects like hate crimes, privilege, bigotry, to name a few.\nIf you want to boost local black-owned businesses in the community, there is a directory available at AfroBiz.\nHere, you can look up local businesses by the city. The Albertan cities included in the directory are Calgary, Edmonton, Brooks, Fort McMurray, and Red Deer.\nIf you want to keep up with ongoing discussions about race and discrimination, there is a Calgary-based podcast called The Unlearning Channel that could be of use.\nThe Unlearning Channel's About page reads, "We’re unlearning white supremacy—one podcast at a time." You can find them on Spotify and SoundCloud.\nFuture Ancestries Services Inc. was also founded in Calgary by Larissa Crawford.\nThey have a platform featuring Indigenous, Black, racialized, disabled, young, and LGBTQ2S+ independent speakers, trainers, researchers, and artists available for hire, as mentioned on the website.\nAction Dignity is yet another Alberta-based organization aiming to address inequality and discrimination in the province.\nThey organize a whole bunch of initiatives including youth engagement, domestic violence prevention, and community change, amongst others.\nView this post on Instagram This has been a challenging time in the world, and this statement has been extremely difficult to write. First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge the Black ActionDignity staff members and community members, volunteers, and everyone else in the world that is being directly impacted by police brutality, impunity and anti-Black racism. A post shared by ActionDignity (@actiondignity) on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:10am PDT\nYou can donate on their website directly or contact them personally to find out ways you can help.\nFinally, you can also make a difference by calling up local leaders and telling them what you think needs to be done regarding anti-black racism in Alberta.\nThere are many ways to contribute to the Black Lives Matter initiative in Alberta. And it becomes a whole lot more simple when there are endless local organizations and channels for that exact reason.\nThis article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.