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. 

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PANELS

 

2020

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

 

2014

Women & Power

Omega Women’s Leadership Centre

AIEJ Executive Director brings Emotional Justice to the Omega Centre for Holistic Studies

2014

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

2014

Mandela: The Man, The Movement, and Correcting the White Gaze

 

All In With Chris Hayes

MSNBC

2011

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.

BOOKS

‘The Black Immigrant’

 

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019

Edited by Dr. Ibram X Kendi & Dr. Keisha Blain

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‘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

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‘Emotional Justice’

 

Black Cool: One Thousand Streams

Edited by Rebecca Walker

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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. 
 

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Beware! Statementism and Tweak-o-nomics - July 2020 

http://www.warscapes.com/column/esther-armah/beware-statementism-and-tweak-o-nomics

 

‘Armed, White & Deadly; Unarmed, Black & Dead – June 2020

http://www.warscapes.com/column/esther-armah/armed-white-deadly-unarmed-black-dead

How To Talk About Racism In Britain - March 2020

http://www.warscapes.com/column/esther-armah/how-talk-about-racism-britain

From I Can’t Grieve to I Can’t Breathe: Black Grief Matters – July 2019

http://www.warscapes.com/column/esther-armah/i-can-t-breathe-i-can-t-grieve-black-grief-matters

Haunted & Hunted: Emotional Justice for #TheExoneratedFive – March 2019

http://www.warscapes.com/column/esther-armah/haunted-and-hunted-emotional-justice-theexonerated5

Jay Z 4:44 Intimate Reckoning

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jay-z-444-intimate-reckoning_us_5a38ebdee4b0c12e6337b097

What Black women want and need

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/03/emotional-justice-what-black-women-want-and-need

‘Birthdays. Legacies, Love, Leadership:

Letter to Winnie Mandela – Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/esther-armah/letter-to-winnie-mandela_b_1684393.html

The Missionary’s Position – Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/esther-armah/the-missionarys-position_b_4417227.html

On Boston & Violence – an Intimate Relationship – Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/esther-armah/on-boston-violence_b_3096145.html

Black Bodies, White Terrorism – A Global ReImagining of Forgiveness

http://gawker.com/black-bodies-white-terrorism-a-global-reimagining-of-1715637306

SELMA: The Beautiful, Complicated, Connected Histories of Global Black Folk – Gawker

http://review.gawker.com/the-beautiful-complicated-connected-histories-of-blac-1679342925

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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...

https://thebftonline.com/2019/features/raye-returnees-and-a-reckoning/

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...

https://thebftonline.com/2019/features/brotherhood-of-silence-your-silence-will-not-save-you/

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/

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#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.

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#reImaginingAFRICA: LEADERSHIP with Lucy Quist and Taaka Awori

https://soundcloud.com/thespin1/reimaginingafrica-leadership-may-17th-2020

 

#reImaginingAFRICA: EDUCATION with Dr. Mary Ashun

https://soundcloud.com/thespin1/reimaginingafrica-education-may-24-2019

 

#reImaginingAFRICA: TECHNOLOGY with Akosua Annobil and Ethel Cofie

https://soundcloud.com/thespin1/reimaginingafrica-technology-may-3rd-2019

 

#reImaginingAFRICA: PHILANTHROPY with Anatu Ben Lawal

https://soundcloud.com/thespin1/reimaginingafrica-philanthropy

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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

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ClassFM

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, 

YEAR 2: 2018

#AfricanWomanDay: Podcast & PhotoShoot

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ON RETURNING: NANA AMOAKO-ANIN & MAAME ADJEI

ON CIVICS EDUCATION: KATHLEEN ADDY

YEAR 3: 2019

#AfricanWomanDay: Social Media Campaign

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Notebooks

ESSAYS

PODCASTS

EAA Media Productions engaged and developed Theatre as a Creative Tool to deliver and explore Emotional Justice ideas to global audiences.

ACCRA

August 2018

#safeCARGO

 

Written & Directed by Esther Armah

Featuring: Pearl Korkey Darkey

Featuring: Kwaku Ankomah

Accra’s British Council is transformed into a black box theatre.

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NEW YORK & CHICAGO

March 2014 & October 2011

SAVIOUR?

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

NEW YORK

June 2009

Forgive Me?

Written by: Esther Armah

Directed by: Trezana Beverley

Featuring: Beverley Prentice

Featuring: Gilbert Glenn

Manhattan International Theater Festival & Dwyer Cultural Center

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NEW YORK

June 2009

ENTITLED!

Written by Esther Armah

Directed by: Petronia Paley

Dwyer Cultural Center

New York

2007

CAN I BE ME?

Written by Esther A Armah

The Roger Furman Play-reading Series

2013 - 2009 NEW YORK

EJconvos

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.

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