We hope the logo hasn’t thrown you off, Racializens. It’s our big reminder that Jarreth Merz’s documentary on Ghana’s 2008 election, An African Election, premieres next Monday, October 1, on PBS’ WORLD Channel. The movie begins at 8:30PM.
We’re also thrilled by the pre-premiere panel line-up! Scheduled to appear are:
They will discuss the parallels between the voting issues that faced Ghana during that momentous election and the voting issues that marginalized, disenfranchised people are facing in the US during this presidential election. The panel starts at 8PM on on the same night and channel.
To gear up for the Big Night, we’re having a tweet-up–our last, alas–today at 11AM EDT (4PM in Ghana). Our guest tweeter is Ghanaian feminist Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, who works as the Communications Officer at African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and co-runs the incredible blog Adventures From The Bedrooms Of African Women, a which collectively gathers information and discusses safer-sex practices and sexuality with African women and progressive African men. She’ll give her on-the-ground perspective on whether Ghana’s 2008 election affected the lives of women in the nation.
Check it all out!
An African Election: African Feminisms With Minna Salami and Yaba Blay
What Votes Count? On Voter Fraud And Intimidation [An African Election]
The Right To Information: A Building Block Of Democracy
An African Election: Pan-Africanism and Ghana’s 2008 Election With Dr. James Peterson
An African Election: A 21st-Century Ghanaian Politics Primer With Dr. Benjamin Talton
An African Election‘s Jarreth Merz On African Stereotypes And Ghanaian Politics
An African Election Takes Over Racialicious