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Brothers of the Desert invites you to an interactive presentation by award-winning writer and founder of BEAM Collective, Yolo Akili

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What does healing. mean for Black queer men, and Black queer folks broadly? How do we want to feel in our relationships with each other and ourselves? What needs to happen to help us get closer to that vision? In this writing and practice workshop, participants will explore these themes and more.

Yolo Akili Robinson is an award winning writer, healing justice worker, yogi and the founder and executive director of BEAM (The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective). BEAM is a national training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black communities. Yolo has worked primarily in three areas: Batterers intervention/family counseling with Black men and boys, HIV/AIDS, and healing justice/wellness work. In 2018, Yolo was awarded the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Health Equity Award" for his work. He was also featured at the 2020 BET Awards for an "Empowerful spotlight", highlighting his work facilitating the vision of BEAM. His writings and work have appeared on Shondaland, GQ, Women's Health, USA Today, Vice, B.E.T, Huffington Post, Cassius, Ebony, Everyday Feminisms and much more.

For information on BEAM go to: www.beam.community

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