AIEJ PROJECTS

Accra, London, New York 

We use storytelling as a tool and a strategy towards structural change.

With Emotional Justice, we define storytelling as ‘contemporary lived experience within a global historical context centering race and gender.’ 

 

Our focus: stories as a strategy for structural change

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NOVEMBER 2020 – OCTORBER 2021

THE BLACK FRONTLINE

New York, London, Accra

 

The Black Frontline is a groundbreaking, visionary oral history project of global Black doctors and nurses in 3 cities on 3 continents.

 

300 Black doctors and nurses

100 from each city: New York, London, Accra

Their Stories. Our path to Structural Change.

Walk in Their World

Change Ours

 

We are gathering their stories – of struggle, sacrifice, courage, community, devastation, hope, horror, anger, fear and fearlessness. They are masked, marginalized and they offer a mirror into the intersecting worlds of inequality, structural racism, injustice and poverty. Their voices offer a sonic experience of global Blackness, the richness, complexity and beauty of accents, communicating geography, identity and individuality within a connected community of health care labor.

 

Their stories are a bridge that will enable a global community to cross into these intersecting worlds of challenge, courage, fear, loss, joy, devastation, survival and community. Their stories counter the historical erasure of global Black people who bear the legacy of Enslavement, of Colonialism.

 

The Black Frontline is the vision of The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice, and is Co-Directed by COVID Black, with grant funding from The Skoll Foundation. The oral history repository is TheirStory. The Black Frontline is a global team – across the US, the UK and Ghana -  gathering these global stories. We use stories as a tool to dismantle systems that wound, harm and devastate.

 

This oral history project connects personal stories to structural change. It seeks to shape the healthcare sector of the future due to the pandemic, police brutality and protest. It works to reimagine healthcare and build a path to the kind of progress that brings humanity, healing and equity to this sector.

Twitter: @TheBlkFrontline

#TheBlackFrontline

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2020 USA

Emotional Justice 4 Black Men – Vision and Vulnerability

November 19th 2020 International Men’s Day.

In Emotional Justice 4 Black men we explore the toll of the trauma on Black men in America.

2019 GHANA

#IAmUNLEARNING

#IAmUNLEARNING is a groundbreaking project on African manhood and masculinity in Ghana. This multimedia project engages International Men’s Day November 19th, to engage men to UNLEARN SILENCE, REIMAGINE POWER, RECKON WITH AGGRESSION, as part of  the movement to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence in Ghana. The project is NATIONAL, REGIONAL and LOCAL. It works to shift national dialogue on African masculinity, engage community leaders on the ground, and bring the stories of survivors into community.

 

The #IAmUNLEARNING project is in partnership with Oxford International, The Safe Space Foundation, White Ribbon Ghana and EAA Media Productions.

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2021 LONDON

10th Annual International Conference on Emotional Intelligence 

18th -19th March 2021

London

UK

The 10th Annual International Conference on Emotional Intelligence will be brought to the world by The Society of Emotional Intelligence International: UK & EU (SoEI Int'l UK & EU) in March 2021. This is the first time this international conference, which is normally held every two years in Florida, USA, will make its debut here in London, England. AIEJ is honoured to partner with the Society of Emotional Intelligence International: UK and Europe for this Conference. AIEJ will present ‘The Inclusion of Illusion: who pays, who profits?’. This is AIEJ’s Diversity and Inclusion visionary Emotional Justice work in the UK.   

 

For more information on how you can attend the conference, become a sponsor or support and be part of this great opportunity:- www.soeiuk.org.uk

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Jacqueline A. Hinds MA (HRD) CEIC MCIPD

Founder & CEO: Society of Emotional Intelligence: UK & Europe

Jacqueline Hinds is a Board Member & International Liaison for the ‘Society of Emotional Intelligence International, USA’, and Founder of ‘Wilson Hinds Consulting Ltd’ providing a bespoke service tailored specifically for her clients’ needs.  Jacqueline is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach & Leadership Consultant, with over 25 years of knowledge, skills and expertise working within key corporate, public sector and healthcare organisations. And she is the author of ‘Journey to Empowerment: Tackling the Bullies Within.’

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2019 NEW YORK

the STAYED and the STOLEN

Black Portraitures [V]: Memory and the Archive - Past, Present, Future

New York University

'the STAYED and the STOLEN' is a multidisciplinary project exploring the relationship between Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora with African-Americas and Black people in the Diaspora via mixed media, video, podcast, and panel. 

Part I: the STAYED and the STOLEN video project featured Dr. Joan Morgan and Dr. Treva B. Lindsey. It was presented at Black Portraitures [V] followed by a panel featuring Dr. Joan Morgan

2016 NEW YORK

The Emotional Justice Summit

This is an annual summit that focuses on a targeted demographic for reimagining our healing, developing our emotional literacy in order to lead, love, build, engage and organize more sustainably and impactfully.

The 2016 Summit featured: Dr Brittney Cooper, Joan Morgan, asha Bandele.

#IAmBecomingGH: Ghana 2019

Inspired by USA Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s best-selling book ‘BECOMING’, we organized an event ‘theLword’: and gathered women in Ghana from myriad sectors to reimagine leadership. From there, we created this video project, in answer to Michelle Obama’s call to women globally: WHO ARE YOU BECOMING?

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African Women in Media Conference: KENYA 2019

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#16DaysOfActivism : Africa’s Media Houses, 2019

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International Day of the GIRLCHILD: Ghana 2017

‘state of the ZONGO MUSLIM GIRL CHILD in EDUCATION’ is the 90 minute live, radio discussion special organized and produced by EAA Media Productions for the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October. It aired on Starr FM103.5, Accra.

 

It featured a panel of Muslim young women aged 18 – 30 discussing the challenges, influences, issues, barriers to Education in their Community. In Ghana, Zongo Muslim Girls and women are the marginalized of the marginalized. 

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STORIES, STANDARDS, SEX - THE MEDIA SUMMIT : Ghana 2016 & 2017

reimagine: stories, standards, sex' is the two-year Media Summit created by EAA Media Productions, and held at Webster University. This industry-wide, interactive, debut media summit had a specific focus on gender and the reporting of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) by the industry, as well as sexual harassment within the industry. Panelists and attendees were Journalists (TV, Radio, Online, Print), Editors, Camerapersons, Producers, Communications Students, Hosts, and Media Communications faculty. 

2016: Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV): Reporting It, Experiencing It, Naming and Narrative

2017: Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV): The Power and Peril of Online Reporting

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International Day of Action Against Illicit Drug Taking : Ghana, 2017

Ghana Drug Reform Policy was explored for the June 2017 International Day of Action Against Illicit Drug Taking. EAA Media Productions led a global team that featured West Africa Drug Policy Network; West African Civil Society Institute, Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA) and produced a multi-media project of radio discussions, visual graphics and in print articles.

 

EAA Media Productions produced 5 x 1 HOUR specials on Drug Reform Policy in Ghana.

Executive Producer: EAA Media Productions

Host: Moro Awudu

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MULTI MEDIA PROJECTS & SUMMITS

#TimesUpAfriMedia was the multi-media campaign led by EAA Media Productions in partnership with collectives, coalitions, journalists in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania for the annual United Nations #16DaysOfActivism focused on gender-based violence. The campaign focus: call out sexual harassment in Africa’s media houses, highlight the impact of sexual harassment on the industry, on progress, and on reporting.

 

EAA Media Productions partnered with Media Council of Kenya, Association of Women in Media Kenya (AMWiK); Biola Alabi Media Nigeria; African Women in Media (AWiM); and Tanzania Women in Media and Public Relations Professionals (TWMPR).

EAA Media Productions was a Panelist on the ‘From #MeToo to #TimesUpGH Sexual Harassment  & Global Movements’ panel featuring journalists and organizations from Kenya, America, Ghana and Tanzania.  #AWiM19 partners with The African Union to hold an annual conference bringing together African women in media.

#finePRINTfriday : Ghana, 2017 to 2018

This one-year visual conversation project was a celebration and discussion of African print, fabric as identity, heritage, history, status, aesthetic and community. It mixed video, stills and podcasts. #finePRINTfriday was in partnership with Class FM radio station, Accra. It featured African print scholars alongside designers, buyers and fashionistas. The discussion aired on Class FM Radio, Accra and ABN Radio UK, the still images were featured across social media – on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Every Friday in Ghana, we rock print. EAA Media Productions has engaged that day to create this visual conversation project. 

ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Rock your print, snap a selfie, post it/tweet it/IG it with the hashtag, your name and your location in the world. 

ON AIR: ACCRA - tune in to Class 91.3FM 8.10am for discussions with Cultural Historians, Fashion Designers. Artists, Politicians, Celebrities

ON AIR: LONDON - tune in to ABN Radio UK 9.10am. #finePRINTfriday is an internationally syndicated radio segment on air in ACCRA & LONDON.

PODCAST: check out #podcastGHANA for #finePRINTfriday discussions. 

Follow #finePRINTfriday on IG. 

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