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December 13th,2017 BEAM partners with the Black AIDS Institute for a webinar on Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. Registration information below. 


BEAM acknowledges World AIDS Day, December 1st, 2017. 

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November 28th, 2017, BEAM promotes #MentalHealthMagic for #Giving Tuesday. Donate to BEAM here. 


Dec 14th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, BEAM hosts a celebration of the work and life of Joseph Beam with numerous actors and activists. Tickets available here. 

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November 12th, 2017 in San Diego California, BEAM will present The Black Mental Health Literacy Skills Builder; at the ViiV Health Care Annual Community Summit. 

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October 5th, 2017

BEAM will host a webinar on Black Gay men and Intimate Partner Violence co-sponsored by ETR & AssociatesThe Counter Narrative Project and The Northwest Network For Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Registration for the webinar is available here. 

September 26,2017 in Atlanta Georgia, BEAM will facilitate our Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for the Positive Action Grantees, 30 community based organizations throughout the southern United States. For more information on the initiative, click here. 


August 4th, 2017, BEAM founder Yolo Akili will present the morning keynote for 2017 Community Prevention Initiative  Regional Training in Long Beach, California. Click here for more information

July 28th, 2017, Join BEAM on twitter with the American Psychological Association and many more for a conversation on why talking with your kids about race can help them!

Register to join here: http://vite.io/kidstalkrace

July 20th, 2017, Join BEAM on twitter with the American Psychological Association for an exploration of the history of racism and Psychology!

Follow us on twitter by clicking here. 

July 24: at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, BEAM will facilitate the ACCELERATE! Learning Community - July Technical Assistance Session – Monday,  If you are interested in participating, please register at this link

June 19th, 2017: BEAM  Founder Yolo Akili Publishes on Huffington Post:

"Why Black Mental Health Literacy Matters" which explains BEAM's work and SJM Model.  Read here. 

July 21st and 22nd: BEAM will facilitate "Imagining Otherwise: Black Feminist Consciousness for Black Men and Boys Retreat" for the African American Policy Forum. Applications for participants are open until July 1st, 2017. Click the logo for more. 


June 27th: BEAM Co-sponsors #YouGoodMan for Men's Health Month, focusing on Justice and the mental health of Black men and boys! Register here.


May, 2nd, 2017: BEAM facilitated "Emotionally Intelligent Leadership & Social Justice" at UCLA, as a part of their "Trauma and Substance Abuse" training program for public health researchers!

May 31st 2017: BEAM Co-sponsors #GetSomeJoy: "A Blackstravaganza for Mental Health Awareness" kick off in New York City at the Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture! Check back for more details!

May 2nd, 2017 BEAM kicks off  #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth with a #BlackLight twitter town hall on Medication Myths & Black Mental Health! 



April 8th, 2017: BEAM conducts its first Masculinity & Mental Health Seminar for the men's program at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

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 March 16th, 2017: BEAM hosts its first #BlackLight Twitter town hall on "Misogynoir, Mental Health & Healing" on at 1:00-2:00 P.M ET. Click here for more information.


January 19th, 2017: BEAM partnered with AIDS United and The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network at the Creating Change Conference In Philadelphia to put on an all day training seminar:

"Emotional Health & HIV: A Seminar for People of All Statuses."

Pictured is Founder of BEAM Yolo Akili and Founder of the National Trans and Queer Therapists of Color Network, Erica Woodland. More than 25 organizers, activists and young people joined the seminar.