Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat the Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness, and Love

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Portage District Library
Austin, Sugarloaf, West, Gourdneck, Long Lake Rms

Event Details

Growing up, they didn’t believe they had a future. Together, they are building forever. Join Justin and Alexis Black, bestselling authors, keynote speakers, serial entrepreneurs, and former foster youth, as they share their story of how they overcame their past and created a life worth living.
Alexis was six when her mother died and thirteen when her father went to prison for child endangerment. Justin lived in abandoned houses in the poorest section of Detroit before his parents surrendered him to CPS at the age of nine. But when Western Michigan University junior Alexis met incoming freshman Justin on the first day of their scholarship program, they both felt a powerful connection over their shared experiences in foster care.
In this special presentation for Portage District Library, hear how these two survivors journeyed hand-in-hand toward healing. In their stark and often shocking story,  Alexis and Justin reveal how two people brutalized in childhood managed to defy the odds, get healthy, and build a new life together. Light refreshments will be served. 
No registration or tickets are required, but seating is limited. 

Event Type(s): Author/Literary, All Adult Programs
Presenter: Justin and Alexis Black
Katharyn Haas
(269) 585-8711 ext. 8711