Yolo Akili Robinson of the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
Yolo Akili Robinson founded the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) to dismantle the systems that dehumanize black people and build capacity to help organizations better serve their communities. BEAM is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers and psychologists. Together, they work on a variety of projects designed to address inequities that influence health and well-being, including strengthening mental health, building wealth, improving women’s health, and building social and cultural connections. The program teaches skill building through role playing, active listening, and training at the intersection of race, gender, class and health.