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BLACK GRIEF MATTERS: an Emotional Justice reckoning & reimagining with Esther Armah Webinar
Tuesday, February 23
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (EST-NY)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (PST-CA)
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (GMT-Ghana)

BLACK GRIEF MATTERS: an Emotional Justice reckoning & reimagining
with Esther Armah, Executive Director, The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice
"BLACK GRIEF MATTERS: an Emotional Justice reckoning & reimagining" invites us to reckon with existing grief definitions, and expand them to engage the lived experience of global Black women rooted in histories of loss beyond the physical but connected with the state’s approach and treatment of black bodies, 2020’s converging pandemics and a history of a generational inheritance of loss from our legacies of enslavement and colonialism. What does it mean to see loss through the lens of global Black women, to center our emotionality and interiority? What does it mean to connect to honor the ceremony, community and comfort of global Black traditions around mourning, and from that loss and legacy create joy that centers our well-being? What happens when loss includes loss of empathy, of safety, of humanity – when there is an empathy exodus towards your black woman body? What can we create from that expanded knowing that heals?

Presented by Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC)/Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA); Co-sponsored by 370J Project, Center for Media, Culture & History and
Center for Disability Studies

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ESTHER ARMAH is Executive Director of The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice (AIEJ). Her life’s work is ‘Emotional Justice’; for which she won ‘Community Award for Emotional Justice’ at the 2016 Valuing Black Lives Global Emotional Emancipation Summit in Washington DC. She is an international award-winning journalist; radio host, writer and playwright. She has written five plays that have been produced and performed in New York, Chicago and Ghana. She was named ‘Most Valuable NY Radio Host’ in The Nation’s 2012 Progressive Honors List for her work on Wake-Up Call on Pacifica’s, WBAI. She was named one of ‘Africa’s 30 Women Leaders’ in 2019 by CMO Asia and the Africa Leadership Academy. Twitter: @estherarmah @TheAIEJ1; Instagram: @emotionaljustice; FB: The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice; LinkedIN: Esther Armah