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AAE Tweet-Up: Ghanaian Women And The 2008 Election

We bring the tweetversation full circle to Ghana’s stabilized democracy and what it means to Ghanaian women. Did the 2008 election bring changes in the lives of the women living there? Did the government honor any part of the feminist document¬†Women’s Manifesto For Ghana? Can feminism move the policies necessary to gender equity in Ghana forward?

Ghanaian feminist Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, who not only works as the Communications Officer at the African Women’s Development Fund but co-runs the fabulous, don’t-sleep-on-it blog Adventures From The Bedrooms Of African Women (all about safer sex and sexuality geared towards African women and progressive African men), graciously closed out our tweet-up series by answering these questions as well as giving her own thoughts about Jarreth Merz’s An African Election.¬†

We at the R and National Black Programming Consortium’s (NBPC) AfroPoP.TV are so thankful to our guest tweeters Dr. Benjamin Talton, Dr. James Peterson, Dr. Yaba Blay, Minna Salami, and Nana for guest-tweeting and to everyone who hung out with us.

Please don’t forget tune into PBS’ WORLD Channel on October 1 for the public-media premiere of An African Election and the pre-premiere panel. The panel is scheduled to include filmmaker Jarreth Merz, journalist/author Dayo Olopade, VivirLatino’s Maegan Ortiz, and multimedia superstar Derrick Ashong.

The panel kicks off at 8PM, and the premiere starts at 8:30PM with live-tweeting from (among others) Racialicious, NBPC, and Disgrasian's Jen Wang! Join us!


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