Transformed: The Power of Resilience and Joy
Transformed, the inaugural presentation by BlackJoy, features author and actor Remi Adeleke. Remi will share his inspiring story of redemption penned in his compelling autobiography Transformed: A Navy Seal's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the gathering. Akeem Lloyd, a youth advocate, educator, believer in the power of young people, mentor and poet, will also be a part of the day. Akeem will discuss how he is using his life and gifts to enhance opportunities for youth.
Transformed is sponsored by HoodFit, My Brother's Keeper - Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and MassHousing. BlackJoy is the effort of community leader and photographer Thaddeus Miles to highlight and inspire joy in the lives of Black people.