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Yolo Akili

Yolo is a nationally recognized artist, author, yoga teacher and spiritual consultant. As a poet he has performed and featured at colleges, universities and numerous social justice conferences, including the Southeast Students against Sweatshops Conference, the 2009 National HIV prevention Conference, the State of Black Gay America Summit and more. He is the author of the poetry chapbook, " Poems in The Key Of Green" and his essays and commentaries have been published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Charis Review, & Aquarius Atlanta to name a few. As a scholar activist he works as a trainer & instructor at Men Stopping Violence, a social change organization dedicated to ending male violence against women. He was also apart of the creative team that established "Sweet Tea: Southern Queer Men's Collective" & "Da C.R.I.B.B" an HIV prevention community center in Atlanta. Yolo has been awarded the " Creative Leadership Award" by the Feminist Women's Health Center Atlanta and the "Unity In Community Award' From Unity Church in Christ Atlanta. As a wellness consultant he has helped many through private and group yoga classes, self esteem workshops and his spiritual consultations. Yolo's breadth of knowledge, experience and unique voice make him a fierce, but humble force advocating for equality, wellness, and liberation for all members of the human community.