Welcome to the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference!

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Jo Boakye

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP)
No matter where Jo goes they will always hold their homeland of Ghana in their heart. Jo recently moved to Oakland in the late summer of 2017 after spending most of their formative adult years building and learning with the ongoing communities of liberation seekers in the midwest of the U.S. (namely in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Indianapolis). After attending the first BLMP convening in Oakland in September 2017, Jo immediately knew that their timely move to Oakland wasn't a coincidence. Jo comes to BLMP after years of social change work as a facilitator, social identities educator, community builder, youth advocate/supporter, healing justice practitioner, and restorative justice practitioner. Jo's recent involvements include collective work with the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center (during which they co-coordinated the 2016 & 2017 AMC Safety Team), Black Lives Matter (Detroit chapter), and Healing by Choice!. Within the work of BLMP, Jo is particularly interested in healing practices as a sustainability strategy, and outside of BLMP you'll find Jo nerding out about a handful of their favorite things including: plant-based cooking/eating, the outdoors, yoga, how to love self and others better, natural skin & haircare, singing & music, fashion, dancing, horoscopes, napping & hermiting, selfies, and photogrids :).