Over the last decade, Yolo Akili Robinson has worked in the public health field as a counselor, curriculum developer, facilitator, yoga teacher, and a trainer. His work has focused on HIV/AIDs, intimate partner violence, healing justice and mental health. His writings on these issues have appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Huffington Post, Ebony, and Everyday Feminisms. Mr. Robinson has also delivered keynotes at several universities including Vanderbilt University& Claremont McKenna college. In 2016, Mr. Robinson launched BEAM (The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective), a non-profit 501(c)(3) training and technical assistance institution. BEAM trains individuals, organizations, and grassroots movements on how to implement and embody healing and social justice informed mental health strategies into their communities and work.
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