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An Introduction to Operation Black Vote Canada
Wednesday, February 15 @ 5:00 pm MST – 6:00 pm MST
Join AUSU on February 15, 2023, at 5 p.m. MT as we celebrate Black History Month with An Introduction to Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC) by Velma Morgan.
OBVC works to ensure that equity is activated in our democratic institutions in order to create opportunities for Black Canadians to fully engage civically at all levels in Canada.
Founded in 2004, they are a multi-partisan not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating Black Canadians to be civically engaged at all levels of government, whether through voting, participating or volunteering in campaigns, running as a candidate, or seeking appointments in public agencies, Boards and Commissions.
Through a series of events, initiatives, and programs, OBVC is doing the important work of engaging the Black community and building its political capacity.
About Velma Morgan
Velma Morgan has experience in creating and implementing public policies and programs in the Ontario provincial government. For over 10 years, she advised cabinet ministers in 5 ministries. Her comprehensive knowledge of government and public policy processes allows her to quickly decipher and analyze complex issues and positively contribute to a solution.
As an advocate for gender and cultural representation and inclusion in government, she ensured that the voices of marginalized communities were reflected in the government’s policies and communications. She also helped to strengthen collaborative ties between racialized communities, youth and government in new and innovative ways. Community and business leaders of a variety of backgrounds regularly solicit Velma to deliver results in the area of policy, community and social development.
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