Debbie Allen, Emil Wilbekin, Sir John, and More Set To Appear at BEAM – Black Mental Health Summit

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) announced its second Black Healing Remixed: The Summit on May 14 & 15 with virtual and in-person events. Black Healing Remixed: The Summit is an interactive conference that uplifts conversations that provide mental health education while centering the Black community’s unique healing practices and approaches during mental Health Awareness Month. The event aims to make mental health and wellness conversations more uplifting and accessible to Black communities.

“Black communities have always had our own unique healing strategies. The Black Healing Remixed Summit is about refining and uplifting those skills and strategies, defining mental health and healing on our own terms,” says Founder & Executive Director of BEAM, Yolo Akili Robinson. “Our Summit will focus on giving communities skills, such as supporting family members living with schizophrenia; mixed in with meditation, sound baths, and dynamic panels discussing everyday wellness.“

The 2022 conference will feature the following workshops, panels, and moderators virtually on Saturday, May 14, and a small, in-person event held on Sunday, May 15.


  • Supporting Black Family Members Living with Schizophrenia; Facilitators: Dr. Allen Lipscomb & Leroy Mitchell
  • Black Trans Masculine Folks & Mental Health: A Panel Discussion; Facilitator: Cydney Brown & Speaker(s): Zami Hyemingway, Parker T. Hurley, Jaden Fields
  • Meditation; Danny Fluker, Jr. – @Blackboysom, Meditation and Yoga Teacher
  • Supporting our Loved Ones Living with Suicidal Ideations – The LAPIS Model; Facilitator: L’Oréal McCollum & Co-Facilitator: Imadé Nibokun
  • Mental Health & Healing Across the Black Diaspora: A Panel Discussion; Facilitator: Graciela Cain & Speaker(s): JJ Jackson, Carlin Rushing, and Vanessa Warri
  • Natalie Patterson; Poet & Teaching Artist
  • Jamal Moore; Singer, Songwriter & Recording Artist


Sunday Brunch + Panel Discussions featuring the following:

  • Debbie Allen (Actress, Producer, Philanthropist)
  • Emil Wilbekin (Journalist, Media Executive, and Founder of Native Son)
  • James Bland (Producer & Director)
  • Sir John (Celebrity Makeup Artist and Creative Director, L’Oréal Paris USA)
  • Etienne Maurice (Founder, WalkGood LA)

Registration is now open and attendees can register for the virtual workshops and the in-person event by visiting Tickets will be offered on a sliding scale to ensure accessibility; 20% of tickets are free and donation-based tickets are also available. This year’s sponsors include Victoria’s Secret Pink, Harry’s, Lululemon, Vaseline, and Monkeypaw Productions.

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