Brothers of the Desert January 2021 Events

Community Sing A Long/FREE EVENT     Monday, January 18, 2021 (4:00-4:30pm) “Lift Every Voice and Sing”


The Brothers of the Desert and Stonewall Ministries along with KGAY 106.5 FM, and Blackbook Bar & Kitchen invite the Greater Palm Springs LGBTQ+ Community and our Allies to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr holiday. Please attend our Celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and timeless message of hope, justice, and unity. Join us Monday January 18th at 4PM on Zoom to participate in a time of reflection, praise, and song.

Please register at

Hear introductions from Brothers of the Desert Officers Tim Vincent and Eric Davis and words of praise from Pastor Nathan Sobers of Stonewall Ministries. Treat yourself to a special musical performance by Keisha D singing “Strange Fruit” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before we unify as a group to sing the classic anthem “We Shall Overcome” and end with thoughts and reflections from some of our community members.

To save your spot in this sing a long and for further information please register at prior to Monday, January 18th to obtain free access to this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr event.

For more information contact Eric Davis, Brothers of the Desert. Also check back for future events.


Speaker Series FREE EVENT: Featuring Yolo Akili Robinson – Saturday January 23rd, 11AM – 12:30PM

Black Mental Health and Well-Being
“For Our Own Protection: Black Queer Communities and Healing”

This interactive presentation/talk will focus on the meaning of healing and identifying how we want to feel in relationship with each other and ourselves. This event is free to the community.

To register for this FREE event, go to

 Yolo Akili Robinson is an award- writer, healing justice worker, yogi, founder and executive director or BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective). winning BEAM is a national training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black communities. 

Yolo has worked primarily in three areas: Batterers intervention/family counseling with Black men and boys, HIV/AIDS, and healing justice/wellness work.  In 2018, Yolo was awarded the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Health Equity Award” for his work. He was also featured at the 2020 BET Awards for an “Empowerful spotlight”, highlighting his work facilitating the vision of BEAM.   His writings and work have appeared on Shondaland, GQ, Women’s Health, USA Today, Vice, B.E.T, Huffington Post, Cassius, Ebony, Everyday Feminisms and much more.

Twitter/IG: @YoloAkili

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