Episode 1: The Freedom We Fight For ft Esther Armah
We’re Not Crazy, You Are!
In this episode, Awazi speaks to Ghana-based International award-winning journalist, playwright and Executive Director, The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice, Esther Armah on the intersectionality and structurality of oppression as she simplifies what "Emotional Justice" truly is.
Esther Armah: Why the Racial Justice Reckoning Requires Emotional Justice
Too often we rely on technical models to address racism—implicit bias training, examining data and statistics, crafting institutional statements. But the very systems that uphold racial inequity Esther Armah says, are actually propped up by emotion, not logic. Changing the brutal realities of systemic racism requires embarking on a mission of “emotional justice.” For some, an “intimate reckoning” in our closest relationships is necessary, she says. Armah believes that we must confront, in both the personal and public spheres, the way race and racism are felt in the body.As founder and executive director of the Armah Institute of Emotional Justice, her visionary framework upends performative Diversity Equity and Inclusion trainings that often presume whiteness is the norm. Instead, her method harnesses the emotional power of theatre, art, and storytelling to center the experiences of the most marginalized members of a community. Esther speaks with Courtney about how unpacking emotionality is messy and uncomfortable, but crucial for substantive change.For show notes and transcripts, go to https://skoll.org/2021/05/05/solvers-episode-three-esther-armah-why-the-racial-justice-reckoning-requires-emotional-justice/On social media: @skollfoundation #solverspod Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 66: Storytelling for Structural Change with Esther Armah
Kɛ ɔde ɛ Glocal Citizens! I'm greeting you in the father tongue of this week's guest, Esther Armah, Founder and Executive Director of The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice - a global institute providing emotionality education in the context of race, gender and culture. "Kɛ ɔde ɛ" is "hello" in Nzema, which is also the native tongue of Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah. In addition to celebrating women all month, March 6th marked the 64th anniversary of Ghana's independence which, in the context of my conversation with Esther is a timely point of reflection on how contemporary society continues to process violence, healing and gender in the shadow of imperialism. Esther, a Ghanaian Brit also has acclaimed experience as a multi media journalist, documentary maker and playwright with productions appearing on stages in New York, Chicago and Accra. She's a radio show host, a fellow podcaster as creator of 'THE SPIN', and has beed a television political commentator on MSNBC, CNN, GRITtv, BET and MSNBC. As a writer, her work has been published in The Guardian, West Africa magazine, Gawker, AlterNet.org, Salon.com, and The Huffington Post. Esther is truly a women on a change maker's mission addressing the systematic challenges that are pervasive throughout ALL cultures, and hers is a story you'll not want to miss. She is currently living, working and playing mostly in Ghana; Esther still calls NYC and London "home" too. Where to find Esther? www.theaiej.com On LinkedIn On Twitter On Facebook On Instagram On YouTube Other topics of interest: Million Women March Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Steve Beko Oliver Tambo Women in the ANC Truth and Reconciliation Commission South Africa New Heritage Theatre Group Danceworks London www.iamadinkra.com ICYMI - Nana Amoako-Anin's episodes - Part 1 and Part 2Special Guest: Esther Armah.
Interview with Esther Armah, Creator of The Spin [Episode 20]
Podcast Brunch Club
Adela interviews Esther Armah, creator of The Spin podcast and radio show. Podcast Brunch Club featured an episode of The Spin on the Common Ground podcast playlist. The episode featured was entitled, “Fashion Forum Africa Part 2” and in the episode, Esther Armah chats with two guests, Nana Ekua Brew Hammond and Dr. Tanisha Ford. They start by tackling the sensitive discussion about whether African Americans are “appropriating” African fashion. They then take the listeners on a journey about how cultural exchange happens through fashion and how fashion is an expression of belonging. Get involved in the discussion! Join PBC: newsletter, in-person chapter, Facebook Group, twitter Join Audible Feast: website, newsletter, Facebook, twitter Audio editing and production by Steven Zampanti of Conceptual Podcasting.