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Projects

Projects

Our projects take African ancestral tradition and modernize it for contemporary audiences. We fuse theatre, oral history, journalism, and story-telling. Our approach is collaborative and creative, and brings Emotional Justice to life through narratives that create connections to unfamiliar worlds as part of our work towards systems-change.

Our two flagship projects are:-

  • HEALING HARM | HEEDING HISTORY

  • THE BLACK FRONTLINE

These two flagship projects break down our framework and encompass our approach of storytelling as a strategy for systemic change.You cannot heal a harm you have not named, nor heed a history you do not know. Emotional Justice focuses at the intersection of this -we call it ‘THE 4 H’s’

THE HISTORY

History is about more than dates, information and statistics; history is about silence and absence, how the information that is not shared shapes, influences, and hurts even if the mission is healing and protection.  

 

THE HARM

Harm is not solely about the history that shapes us, it is about the toll of this history of oppressive systems, and how that toll manifests in how we see ourselves and each other; and how that seeing manifests in how we lead, work, learn.

                       

The focus of these flagship projects is:-

  • Intergenerational dialogue

  • Notions of Belonging

  • Narratives of Power

  • Masculinity

HEALING HARM | HEEDING HISTORY

GHANA | USA | SOUTH AFRICA

a series of Emotional Justice immersive experiences using art, storytelling, and dialogue

Healing Harm Heeding History

Drum | Dramatization | Dialogue

LOATAD (Library of Africa & The African Diaspora)

Ghana

With sponsorhip from, and in partnership with Ghana Tourism Authority, Beyond the Return Secretariat, The African American Association of Ghana, The Ghana Caribbean Association and Ahaspora, we brought together global Black people to explore and engage ‘Black-on-Black healing’. September is global Black-on-Black healing month, and this event launched the month.

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WITNESS: 50 men | 50 interviews
Accra & Takoradi
Ghana

Fifty men from across Greater Accra and Takoradi in the Western Region shared, revealed and highlighted what violence they witnessed by men towards women, and how what they witnessed shaped their masculinity and impacted them as men.

EJ 4 Black Men

What is the toll of trauma as a Black man in America during pandemic lockdown, and how did loneliness, leadership and loss shape, change or create growth?

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SEX & THE AFRICAN MAN
Consent | Culture | Patriarchy | Pleasure
Accra
Ghana

How did Ghanaian men learn about consent, from whom, and how has what they learned shaped their ides of sex, power, their bodies and women’s bodies?We engage with Ghanaian men to explore these questions, the power of permission, the silence among men about sex and its toll. 

#IAmUNLEARNING

Reimagine power, unlearn silence, reckon with aggression is our focus as we work to shift the national dialogue on masculinity in Ghana. This was in partnership with The Safe Space Foundation, White Ribbon Ghana, and EAA Media Productions.

Brotherhood of Becoming

Our Black masculinity focus explores developing a masculinity of safety, empathy and accountability as part of unlearning a toxic masculinity that centers dominion. We are engaging with Black men globally through oral history, journalism, art, and interviews,.

THE BLACK FRONTLINE

USA | UK | GHANA

an oral history project of global Black doctors and nurses

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THE BLACK FRONTLINE is the largest oral history project of global Black doctors and nurses. It is our harm, healing and health equity project that was born out of the pandemic to shape the future of healthcare with empathy and equity.

 

PART 1: The Storytelling

PART 2: The Launch

 

PART 1

We gathered 300 stories – 100 from the US, 100 from the UK, and 100 from Ghana building a global team of site managers in the three countries.

To listen to the stories, and learn more about the project: www.theblackfrontline.org.

PART 2

The Black Frontline was launched globally in the US and the UK.

 

US: The first part of the launch was at Brown University, the Department of Africana Studies.

 

UK: The second part of the launch was at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. We then held an audio exhibition and panel at London’sHQ of Royal College of Nurses, the world’s largest nursing union. St. Bartholomew, known as ‘Barts’, is an international teaching hospital, and part of Barts NHS Health Trust.

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