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Fee Assistance Program

If you have a Fair Entry card from the City of Calgary or are an AISH recipient, you may be eligible for a discount on lessons and bands. (anacrusis music is not affiliated with the City of Calgary or AISH nor does it receive funding for this program)

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Art for Essential Service Workers

Thank you to all of the essential workers and health care professionals who are sacrificing their lives during the pandemic.

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Antiracist Solidarity Project

This group of emerging antiracists meets once a month to learn and study "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi. We are also learning about decolonizing our community and are making art in solidarity of BLM and/or antiracist activism.

 

MARILYN NORTH PEIGAN

Marilyn North Peigan is running in Ward 7 for City Council. The reason she is on our page is because she is a very important community activist and leader in Calgary/Mohkinstsis. She is the first Blackfoot representative for Calgary's city council.

THE CALGARY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ARE ON OCTOBER 18, 2021!

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Marilyn North Peigan grew up on the Piikani Nation as a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Treaty 7 Territory. With experiences of intergenerational trauma stemming from residential schools and her experiences of discrimination during and after serving the military medical corps of the Canadian Armed Forces, Marilyn is a strong advocate for Indigenous representation and inclusion. She played an essential role in developing the "White Goose Flying" report in 2015 to determine which of the 94 Calls To Action are applicable by Calgary's municipal government. In 2017 she became the first Indigenous person in Canada to be appointed as a police commissioner.

 
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Sankofa Arts & Music Foundation

April 23, 2021

On April 23, 2021, we will be holding a virtual fundraiser for the Go Fund Me page 'St. Vincent Relief Fund' for the victims of the volcanoes in St. Vincent (Eastern Caribbean Island). Please support our Caribbean community in Calgary and consider donating to this fund. 

Sankofa Arts and Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to informing and empowering youth to be agents of change in their communities through various art forms.

 
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BLACK LIVES MATTER

As countless people have taken to the streets across the United States, Canada and the World, and raise voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and countless others, none of stands on the sidelines as passive observers. We're all responsible for our society and for the justice and compassion that succeeds or fails. At this time of sorrow and anger we stand alongside the families of

George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery

and so many others named and unnamed.


And we recall the countless other BIPoC (Black, Indigenous & People of Colour) lives that have been ended by white violence. It is imperative that we transform the toxic views that feed racism and other forms of injustice and hatred in our country. And we must address today and every day the reality that we we live in a culture of oppression stemming from the very origins of our nation. This has continued throughout our country's history.


This is why we are saying

BLACK LIVES MATTER.

BIPoC LIVES MATTER.

BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER. 

We have to face individually and collectively the truth of the presence of discrimination in our country and not turn away from the great harms against BIPoC People in our nation. We have a responsibility to uproot our own racism and transform the systems of oppression that feed bigotry in our society.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

 

Stop Asian Hate

Vigil 7:30pm, April 5, 2021 on Zoom

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Since the start of the pandemic, anti-Asian hate crimes have skyrocketed across Canada and the US. Our Asian community, especially vulnerable elderly people, have been subjected to violent attacks and death. The Atlanta area spa murders shone a light on violence against Asian women. We hope to see all of you in the future, continuing to support and advocate for antiracism and to end hate.

 
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Anacrusis Music is committed to providing a safe, affirming and welcome space to the LGBTQ+ community. Thank you to Skipping Stone for all the amazing work they do for trans youth!

Native Calgarian Podcast

with Red Thunderwoman

This podcast is hosted by Red Thunderwoman, who brings an Indigenous perspective to a variety of topics. You can also support her Patreon account as well as listening to the podcast and more by clicking on the link

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