WRITTEN BY Rebecca Lourenco | PUBLISHED BY The Queen’s University Journal | PUBLISHED ON September 20, 2019
African Caribbean Students’ Association first university organization to co-host event
The African Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA) at Queen’s was the first university-organization in Canada to co-host Operation Black Vote.
On Sept. 18, Operation Black Vote (OBV) visited campus to discuss the importance of diversity in politics and the impact of voting. The organization’s aim is to educate, promote, and support Black Canadians’ participation in the political process at all levels.
Trevor Gooden, the group’s director of campus outreach, said the goal of OBV is also to help Black students become involved in voting in Canada.
“Increasingly, we are becoming a voting block that can get things done,” he said.
Gooden encouraged students to look at issues that will directly affect them and take those into consideration when voting. “We’re going to graduate soon into a really expensive country and a really expensive economy,” he said.
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