Jecorey Arthur: I grew up in the ‘capital of American racism’

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3 November 2020, 6.01am
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Jecorey Arthur is the soon to be youngest member ever elected to the City Council of Louisville in the state of Kentucky. He’s also a professor and a musician.

openDemocracy’s editor in chief Mary Fitzgerald spoke with Jecorey for the recent ourVoices documentary episode on the US election.

Listen to their extended conversation below – as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Soundcloud.

Book: The Sex Lives of African Women

Join Black feminist author Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah to talk about her book ‘The Sex Lives of African Women’ in which she features the stories of more than 30 women giving us rare insights into how they navigate, negotiate and enjoy sex, sexuality and relationships across generations and borders. Among them are monogamous, polyamorous, kinky, queer, transgender and celibate stories.

Nana will be joined by the African feminist writer and editor Rosebell Kagumire – who reviewed the book for openDemocracy. The discussion will be chaired by our 5050 Tracking the Backlash’s East Africa Reporting Fellow, Khatondi Soita Wepukhulu.

Join us on 5 August 2021 at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT for a free, live discussion as we explore this topic with an expert panel

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