“The Journey: Domestic Violence Legislation in Ghana” by Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Daily, all over the world, women and children (especially) are abused by intimate partners and family members, friends and colleagues. While a legal infrastructure and legal responses will not end gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic violence (DV), they can provide reliefs for survivors of violence. They can serve as spaces from which GBV and DV can be discussed and explained, [...]

Film Screening & Discussion: Ghana’s Electric Dreams

Multicultural Center (MCC) Theater Multicultural Center, Isla Vista, CA

Ghana’s Electric Dreams presents a history of the roots and wide-ranging impact of the famed hydroelectric Akosombo Dam, Ghana’s most ambitious development project. R. Lane Clark (Independent Film Maker) and Stephan Miescher (History, UCSB) will respond to comments from Boatema Boateng (Communication, UC San Diego). Mona Damluji (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) will moderate. Ghana’s Electric Dreams was directed and edited [...]


History Associates Presents: Stephan Miescher’s Ghana’s Electric Dreams

Faulkner Gallery 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA

History Associates will kick off the 2019-2020 year with a presentation by UCSB’s Professor Stephan Miescher titled Ghana’s Electric Dreams. It is based on his forthcoming monograph on the history of Ghana’s most ambitious development project, the Volta River Project and the Akosombo Dam, and their importance for the process of nation-building. It will include the showing of part of a documentary film [...]

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