Month: October 2022

Ben Amunwa

Ben Amunwa

Board Member

Ben Amunwa (he/him) is an equalities and human rights barrister based in London, with previous experience of research, campaigning and fundraising in the non-profit sector. Between 2007 to 2012, Ben was a project manager with Platform, an organisation combining arts, activism and research. While there, Ben helped run the Remember Saro-Wiwa project, which created a living memorial in London to the Nigerian writer and ecological activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Ben co-founded Shake! – a Platform project for young artists and activists from diverse backgrounds. Ben conducted research in communities affected by the impact of the oil and gas sector in West Africa, authored several publications and supported environmental litigation for corporate accountability in Europe and the United States. Ben has a particular interest in the visual arts and literature of the African diaspora.

Farzana Khan

Farzana Khan

Board Member

Farzana Khan (she/her) is a writer, director, cultural producer and award-winning arts educator. She is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Healing Justice London (HJL). Her practice works on building community health, repair and self-transformation rooted in disability justice, survivor work and trauma-informed practice working with communities of colour and other marginalised and underrepresented groups. Farzana has a background of over 10 years in youth and community work, particularly focused on arts-based education projects both in the UK and internationally. She is the former Creative and Strategic Director at Voices that Shake!, bringing together young people, artists and campaigners to develop creative responses to social injustice. She ran this while working at Platform London, a climate and social justice organisation working across arts, education, research and activism. Farzana is a Fellow at the International Curatorial Forum and her recent curatorial practice/art includes launching the Black Cultural Activism Map with the Stuart Hall Foundation and All Water Has Perfect Memory, writing on climate and gender justice and generational trauma & memory.