Hasira Soul Ashemu is the Founder of Righteous Rage Institute for Healing Justice (RRI), RRI Consulting, RRI Publishing, and author of the book To Heal a People, which is a manifesto, memoir, and manual for reconnecting with afro-indigenous healing practices.
Hasira has traveled the world spending a decade in Africa raising his family in Ghana and connecting deeply with Afro-Indigenous wisdom, practices, and spirituality. He is on a mission To Heal a People, and is a prolific writer, speaker, coach, facilitator, media and communications professional and now, author, with the release of his widely anticipate book.
Hasira is a living legacy from a bloodline of Community Organizers; historically leading movements to now mentoring and coaching an intergeneration of leaders using a theory of change that transformational social change begins with individual transformation of mind, body, and spirit.
After his second dance with cancer, Hasira started an institute for afro-indigenous healing and justice, based on his life’s journey and desire to share the healing practices that he learned along the way with his people. Hasira has been using his talents, experience and skills to create and support initiatives that build new systems for health, education, and economic wellness grounded in equity and Afro-Indigenous cultural wealth.
He established RRI to provide this knowledge and healing experiences to Black and Brown people free of cost, as part of a commitment of returning this ancestral knowledge back to the people it truly belongs to.
The name Hasira translates to Righteous Rage. In his book, Hasira explains the story of how he came into the world as a result of his pregnant mother being violently beaten by the police. RIGHTEOUS is defined as concerned with principles of right and wrong and elevating to standards of behavior and character based those principles. RAGE is defined as uncontrollable anger, which often is bred from the overwhelming anger and indignation of the unfair, dehumanizing, and debilitating treatment of people of color in this country and around the world.
The name Righteous Rage reminds us to heed and honor our ancestors’ voices, recognizing that we are a righteous people, born bold and called to be purpose-driven leaders and creators of our own lives and of the world, with historical legacies enacting pathways of action and freedom.
By pairing Righteousness with the rage that we feel towards the oppressive systems, we are calling for Afro-indigenous People of Color to transform the energy derived from RAGE that has been invoked from our 500-year history of pain, loss and colonization and transmute it to energy needed to self-determine and create the reality we want to see.
To book Hasira for a speaking engagement or as an executive coach, contact us below. For information on services available through RRI Consulting & Publishing, visit RRIconsulting.org.
Righteous Rage Institute
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural consciousness training program for staff that is designed to rebuild organizational culture culture to embrace empathy, equity, and connection across race and class.
Help institutions create a vision, goals, and strategies for their journey towards becoming an anti-racist institution.
Transforming leadership styles in ways that model commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural consciousness including tailored guidance on communications, organizational structures, crisis management, and HR policies and procedures.
Healing retreats for leaders and staff to
process trauma they may be holding from microaggressions, stress, and burdens
that they experience in the workplace. RRI Consulting will introduce afro-indigenous healing practices for stress relief, self care, mindfulness, and relaxation, as well as well as training for managing the complex energy and interpersonal dynamics that arise when leading change management specific to diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Hasira 'Soul' Ashemu: a fusion of Afro-Indigenous insight, healing, and impactful social change.