AIEJ THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Video, Essays, Theatre, Podcasts
In our Thought Leadership, the Emotional Justice framework and its four pillars are connected and explored through topical issues for a global audience.
Converging Pandemics: Black Life In A State of Emergency
The Future Is Emotional Justice says AIEJ Executive Director, Esther Armah at Converging Pandemics Black Live in.a State of Emergency convened by Dr Joshua Bennett and Dr Monica Ndounou, Dartmouth College
Women & Power
Omega Women’s Leadership Centre
AIEJ Executive Director brings Emotional Justice to the Omega Centre for Holistic Studies
Women & Power
Omega Women’s Leadership Centre
AIEJ Executive Director Esther Armah is an Omega Women’s Leadership Fellow.
Expanding our Notion of Culture. Emotional Justice within Diversity & Inclusion
Mandela: The Man, The Movement, and Correcting the White Gaze
All In With Chris Hayes
I Am A Man : Masculinity summit
Rev. Al Sharpton Action Network
AIEJ Executive Director Esther Armah was invited to explore Emotional Justice in the framework of Black masculinity at this July 2011 summit. On panel were also: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Dr. L’Hereux Lewis and Cleo Manago.
‘The Black Immigrant’
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019
Edited by Dr. Ibram X Kendi & Dr. Keisha Blain
‘Black Bodies, White Terrorism – A Global ReImagining of Forgiveness’
Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism & Racial Violence
Edited by: Drs. Chad Williams, Kidada Williams, Keisha Blain
Black Cool: One Thousand Streams
Edited by Rebecca Walker
Esther has a body of work that spancs 10 years’ the following:-
Esther Armah has an EMOTIONAL JUSTICE column. This series of writings is being published in WARSCAPES.
Beware! Statementism and Tweak-o-nomics - July 2020
‘Armed, White & Deadly; Unarmed, Black & Dead – June 2020
How To Talk About Racism In Britain - March 2020
From I Can’t Grieve to I Can’t Breathe: Black Grief Matters – July 2019
Haunted & Hunted: Emotional Justice for #TheExoneratedFive – March 2019
Jay Z 4:44 Intimate Reckoning
What Black women want and need
‘Birthdays. Legacies, Love, Leadership:
Letter to Winnie Mandela – Huffington Post
The Missionary’s Position – Huffington Post
On Boston & Violence – an Intimate Relationship – Huffington Post
Black Bodies, White Terrorism – A Global ReImagining of Forgiveness
SELMA: The Beautiful, Complicated, Connected Histories of Global Black Folk – Gawker
theSWAGspot: Intimate Public Space to Talk Love, Lessons and Legacy With Men for Men
The Other National Conversation? White Privilege
Lil Kim: Diary of a Mirror
Lupita: Black Beauty’s Intimate Revolution
Emotional Justice: On ‘Perfect’ Victims and ‘Ideal’ Predators
The Empathy Exodus
An Open Letter to Ice Cube
Africa Emotional Justice Writing Column
Business & Financial Times - Ghana
AMIDU and RAWLINGS: the lionized and the bastardized
Unconscious bias: rethink & reject
UNMASKED: external shine, internal struggle
RAYE, RETURN and a RECKONING
“I am Queen Mother of Ghana!” said Lisa Raye, an African-American actress, philanthropist, and the former First Lady of Turks and Caicos on The Wendy Williams Show. Raye explained on the US-television show she was using her platform to work on issues of education in Ghana, build a small school there and raise peace and awareness. The audience cheered enthusiastically. ‘Good for you’, said Wendy Williams.
The Wendy Williams show is watched by an average of 1.6 million people daily. Raye’s ‘Queen Mother’ naming ceremony news has made global headlines, garnered controversy, and has been the focus of discussion, derision, anger, ridicule and hurt. I was in Philadelphia watching this. It was still a point of discussion when I landed back home in Accra...
BROTHERHOOD of SILENCE
“I witnessed a rape at 17 years old. The girl was 14 years, the younger sister of a friend. There were 8 to 10 guys there. I felt helpless and guilty. I did nothing. We all feared the rapist. I felt terrible. That moment is seared into my memory. This is an experience I regret to this very day. I learned to speak up. I had to unlearn silence,” says Kwesi, a Ghanaian man in an interview for #IAmUNLEARNING, a groundbreaking three-year project on African manhood and masculinity here in Ghana...
THE SPIN #smartISsexy 2019 – 2014
EAA Media Productions produces The Spin: a global podcast on Soundcloud and iTUNES. It also airs on radio stations across the US, in London, Ghana and Nigeria.
The Spin features global women of color from the worlds of Journalism, Activism, Art and Academia, exploring the world of policy, politics, power, leadership, sex.
The Spin has been recorded at NPR New York, NPR Washington, BBC Ghana.
Listen to The Spin content here:- https://soundcloud.com/thespin1
Join The Spin Facebook community:- https://www.facebook.com/TheSpin1/
#reImaginingAFRICA on THE SPIN: May 2018
This 3-part special invites us to reimagine a Continent that centers visionary leadership of African women across the sectors: PHILANTHROPY, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY in May 2018. May 25th honors the founding of the Organization of African Unity that became the African Union.
#reImaginingAFRICA: LEADERSHIP with Lucy Quist and Taaka Awori
#reImaginingAFRICA: EDUCATION with Dr. Mary Ashun
#reImaginingAFRICA: TECHNOLOGY with Akosua Annobil and Ethel Cofie
#reImaginingAFRICA: PHILANTHROPY with Anatu Ben Lawal
AFRICAN WOMAN DAY: 2019 – 2017
July 31st is Pan-African Woman Day. It was named by the African Union in 1962,
Dar Es Salaam. The day is set aside to celebrate African Woman.
EAA Media Productions created and completed a three-year multi-media project marking AFRICAN WOMAN’s DAY using a mix of stills, video, podcast.
YEAR 1: 2017
#AfricanWomanDay: Discussion & Video
Executive Producer: EAA Media Productions
Host: Anita Erskine
Contributor: Toun Okenwale Sonaiya - CEO WFM91.7
Contributor: Jessica Horn - Programmes Director AWDF
Contributor: Nafisa Mohammed and Hawawu Suleimana - Zongo Muslim women in the world of Media
Music from: Wiyala, Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kujo,
PART 2: TOUN OKENWALE SONAIYA on SUCCESS
PART 3: JESSICA HORN on GENDER is NOT A CARD
PART 4: ZONGO MUSLIM WOMEN - MUSLIM, MEDIA, MEN and MAKING A WAY
PART 5: ANITA ERSKINE & ESTHER ARMAH - THE AFRICAN WOMAN IN THE MIRROR
YEAR 2: 2018
#AfricanWomanDay: Podcast & PhotoShoot
ON RETURNING: NANA AMOAKO-ANIN & MAAME ADJEI
ON CIVICS EDUCATION: KATHLEEN ADDY
YEAR 3: 2019
#AfricanWomanDay: Social Media Campaign
EAA Media Productions engaged and developed Theatre as a Creative Tool to deliver and explore Emotional Justice ideas to global audiences.
Written & Directed by Esther Armah
Featuring: Pearl Korkey Darkey
Featuring: Kwaku Ankomah
Accra’s British Council is transformed into a black box theatre.
NEW YORK & CHICAGO
March 2014 & October 2011
Written by Esther Armah
Directed by Passion
Dwyer Cultural Center, Manhattan & etaCREATIVE ARTS, Chicago.
Post-perfromance discussion: Lynn Nottage - Pulitzer-Prize winner; Marc Lamont Hill – BET & CNN Commentator; Moderator – Zerlina Maxwell – MSNBC Commentator
Written by: Esther Armah
Directed by: Trezana Beverley
Featuring: Beverley Prentice
Featuring: Gilbert Glenn
Manhattan International Theater Festival & Dwyer Cultural Center
Written by Esther Armah
Directed by: Petronia Paley
Dwyer Cultural Center
CAN I BE ME?
Written by Esther A Armah
The Roger Furman Play-reading Series
2013 - 2009 NEW YORK
These were an annual season of intimate public conversations held in New York. We brought together high-profile contributors from the worlds of art, activism, academia, and journalism. EJconvos were held at The Brecht Forum in Manhattan and The Cultural Center in Harlem.