Mastermind Connect + Brooklyn Borough President Team Up For "Black Men Meditate"
On Sunday morning, October 29, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Mastermind Connect joined to lead nearly 100 men in the Black Men Meditate initiative to bring awareness to domestic violence, inside Brooklyn’s Ft. Greene Park.
Men of color from different generations, backgrounds, professions and meditation experience came together to discover their inner peace through meditation.
The Black Men Meditate event was a three-part experience that kicked off with spirited and affirming messages by Adams, Mastermind Connect Co-Founders Manny Almonte and Mike McConnell, and exercise and meditation leaders Omar Davis, Marlon Briscoe and Raphael Velasquez. Following the messages, every participant introduced himself and his anticipation of the meditation experience, Briscoe and Velasquez led the stretching routines and Davis closed the activities with a guided meditation.
One of the powerful messages that was shared throughout introductions was “I got your back.” That powerful statement, which became a favorite response to the call “who has my back” throughout introductions, followed the urges of President Adams and Mastermind Connect leaders to get everyone engaging at building new brotherhoods and former accountability partners.
As cited on the Mastermind Connect social media pages,
Today was an incredible day of #unity #inspiration and #wellness 🖤 As a Cipher of #MEN lead by @bpericadams and @omar_odd_davis we formed a collective through #meditation and showed we have each other’s back, and that we ARE our Brother’s Keeper.
With your help, we will continue the journey of wellness and connection.
And, the journey will continue.
Enjoy the photo gallery below. (credit: @shotbykenan)