Online Zoom Forum: Intergenerational Leadership:
Honouring the Ancestors, Nurturing the Present, Seeding the Future.
Date: Wednesday 7 June 2023.
Time: 7pm-9pm (UK time).
Format: There will be five talks, each of 10 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion among the speakers, the chair, and the audience, followed by Q & A.
Dr Gameli Tordzro:
Bio: Dr Gameli Tordzro is a tradition bearer from Ghana.
He is an educator, artistic researcher, director and performer and farmer.
He works part time in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow as an Artist in Residence of the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration Through Languages and The Arts (UNESCO RILA) and as a Research Associate of the MIDEQ Hub.
He is also a freelance creative arts consultant and producer.
His professional experience cuts across Education, Artistic Research, Film, Television production and performance, Community Theatre and Development, traditional African cultures, music, fashion and textile production.
He is well known in Ghana for his storytelling role in the 1990s as Grandpa on the popular Ghana Television’s Kids Television programme ‘By The Fireside’ and later as ‘Paa Joe’ in the forty-episode TV Series ‘All That Glitters’ (2005 - 2006).
Tordzro is Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS Awards 2015) winner for Music and Sound for his work on the National Theatre of Scotland production ‘Last Dream on Earth’.
Dr Nadine Andrews:
Title: Healing Ancestral Trauma.
Description: I will share from my personal experience of working with ancestral wisdom and healing ancestral trauma, including some of the practices I found most transformational.
Bio: Ultimately my work is about helping people live in more harmonious relationship with the natural world. I am a mindfulness and nature-based coach/trainer, and work in social research and organisational learning in the Scottish Government. I'm also a visiting researcher at the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University and former chair of Climate Psychology Alliance Scotland.
Bio: Faustina Junior Sika, also known as Adzovi Sika is a multifaceted artist. She hails from Tefle but lives and works in Ho, the capital of the Volta Region of Ghana.
She is the Outreach and Digital Coordinator at the Ghanaian NGO Adanu, and Personal Assistant to the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of AdinkraLinks Network.
Adzovi is a farmer and an ardent champion for Nature. She is rooted in her Eʋe traditions and its cultural values of language, food, music and spirituality, expressed in her everyday life and through performance on stage and on screen.
She is a member of the Ghanaian theatre movement EHALAKASA and also performs as solo artist. She adores colours and everything art and has performed on multiple stages in Ghana.
In the absence of writing, theatre arts, travel and culinary tourism, she engages her mind, heart, and hands in an intimate crafty conversation with African prints and other local materials.
Adzovi Sika is also a contemporary spoken word performer, and a co-host of Night Howls, an initiative of AdinkraLinks Network.
Bio: I have lived and worked in Glasgow for over 50 years and for most of this time cultivated a plot on a nearby allotment site, also for many years my family spent a month each summer on a croft in Shetland. These experiences have made me aware of the important part ‘grow your own’ plays in our food culture, so I have campaigned through Scottish Allotments and the Glasgow Allotments Forum for a mosaic of allotments, community gardens, orchards and market gardens to be created in urban and rural areas across Scotland.
Bio: Director, Ekklesia think-tank. Managing Editor, Ekklesia / Siglum Publishing. Media, research, consultancy, public policy, training and development, politics and beliefs. National Union of Journalists' Ethics Council. New book: 'A Better Nation: The Challenges of Scottish Independence' (Luath Press, May 2022).
An archive recording will be made for the EICSP archive.
NB: There will be no refund if you cancel your booking.
Cost: By Donation. For a Registration Form:
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