You're cordially invited to A Taste of Ghana, an evening to sample the wonderful flavors of Ghana, through which we wish to spotlight and create an awareness of an inspiring organization, Sharecare Ghana. The event will be hosted at Bat Haus, an event and performance art space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, conveniently located half a block off the Jefferson Stop on the L Train.
Photo Courtesy of Tropical Ghana
The evening's chef is Charles Cann, the extremely talented food artist and writer behind Tropical Ghana, who has graciously offered to cook pro bono in support of Sharecare Ghana. You will savor delicious Ghanaian-cuisine-inspired bites Charles has conceived using fresh and wholesome ingredients. Our sampling includes slow-cooked braised beef served on Charles' signature cocoa-plantain bread, jollof rice, roasted chicken, a selection of salads, wine and other beverages. We'll also be hosting a raffle with lots of wonderful gifts.
A big thank you to our sponsors: A Peace Treaty, Afridiaspora, Amanda Uprichard, Bat Haus, Mataheko Restaurant, Mohammed Naseehu-Ali, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, The Sampler Bushwick, The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival.
About Sharecare Ghana:
Photo Courtesy of Sharecare Ghana
Also known as Sharecare4u, Sharecare Ghana was founded to empower people suffering from autoimmune and neurological conditions in Ghana. Launched in 2008, primarily as a patients’ support group, Sharecare Ghana has since evolved into an organization that not only creates awareness of the spectrum of autoimmune and neurological conditions (Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Type 1 Diabetes, Tranverse Myelitis, etc.), but also raises funds for research into these conditions and advocates on access for persons with disability in Ghana.
One of Sharecare Ghana’s successes is the establishment of a therapeutic center for children with neurological conditions. The center now needs to be equipped. Your $30 ticket contribution will fund speech therapy, physiotherapy, and some of the following equipment: therapeutic mats, physio balls, toys, static cycles for kids, a treadmill, walkers, a standing frame, corner seat, wedges, gaiters, and an office desk and chair.
If you can't make the fundraiser, but still want to support Sharecare Ghana, please donate via their website: www.sharecare4u.org.
When & Where
Ayesha H. Attah is a Brooklyn-based Ghanaian writer. When she was 12, her mother, Nana Yaa Agyeman, fell ill with an autoimmune disease, Devic's Disease. She's watched her mother channel what others will view as a disability into an amazing organization, Sharecare Ghana, which among other goals seeks to provide support to others, especially children, with similar conditions. This is Ayesha's small way of giving back to the woman who is such an inspiration in her life.
Efua A. Opoku, MPH, was born and raised in Accra and Texas. With a passion to help people and improve the state of health care in Ghana, she pursued a Master’s degree in Public Health. Efua graduated with her Masters of Health Management and Policy degree from the University Of North Texas Health Science Center. ShareCare Ghana holds a special place in her life because the founder, Nana Yaa Agyeman, is like a mother to her. She has been inspired by the work done to create this organization and hopes that this initiative will help foster strong partnerships to advance the goals of ShareCare Ghana. She is currently working as a program manager for Health Leads USA, working to mobilize college students to connect patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy.
Nana-Ama Kyerematen was born in Accra, Ghana, and moved to the US at the age of ten. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a BA in Business Economics and has an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University. She has worked in the alternative investment space for the past ten years, and currently works in Investor Relations for a large hedge fund in New York. She is the founder and Managing Editor of Afridiaspora.com, a webzine for Africans in the Diaspora. She recently started the Afrilit Festivals, which are literature festivals that celebrate African literature. Nana-Ama is passionate about Ghana, African Literature, geopolitics in Africa, and great books. Most importantly, she is passionate about starting the conversation among the diaspora.