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Women & Girls Health Summit

In 2017, Kentucky Black Pride Inc, started health summit for women of color. Every March, Women of color come together and discuss current health concerns within the community.  This summit is totally free ages 15 and up. Kentucky Black Pride presents this Summit with the purpose of empowering women and teens with knowledge that will affect their future health and wellbeing in a positive way. 

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Our next Women & Girls Health Summit will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Eastside Public Library 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  (Click below to register today)

Guest Speaker:

Jeremy Beshears 

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Jeremy Beshears is an HIV Community Liaison at Gilead Science. His territory includes Missouri, Southern Illnois and Kentucky. Prior to joining Gilead, he was the Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the St. Louis STI/HIV Prevention Center. With 20+
years of experience in HIV services and sexual health, Jeremy is dedicated to improving access to education, resources and services for underrepresented and underserved populations in our communities. He created a nationally recognized trauma-informed STI/HIV prevention curriculum and is a national conference presenter on innovative sexual health practices and PrEP implementation. Jeremy serves as a member of the Metro St. Louis HIV Health Services Planning Council, the Missouri Comprehensive Prevention Planning Group and the St. Louis Prevention and Care subcommittee.

Panel of Discussion

Each year, we invite women from the community, who have suffered either personally or had someone in their family dealing with health scares suchas: HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, COVID and any other health concerns, to sit on a panel discuss their concerns. 

2024 Sponsor(s):

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Meet Our Panel Facilitator

Debora Logan-Lawson


Health Fair

This Summit concludes with a Health fair from local healthcare representatives, beauty consultant, mental health specialist and local vendors. 

Debora Logan Lawson, a Lexington native who has been active in the Lexington Community for over 30 years. Attended local schools and attended the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Vo-Tech for Architectural. She is divorced, with two adult children, and two beautiful grandchildren with whom she spends most of her free time.

Lawson is a Radio Personality on RadioLex 93.9 FM Radio for over 8 years - she's currently co-hosting with Patrick Mitchell a new show called "I'm too Old for this". a show about getting old.  Lawson is the CEO/Owner/Publisher/Photographer of The Lextropolis Magazine that celebrating 8.5 years of existence. The digital magazine with an urban influence tells stories that no one else will speak about minority communities. We try to tell positive stories; you can always turn on the television or read the local newspapers for the rest. Believe it or not, there are so many stories that need to be told! Regardless of how our communities are being portrayed...we are like others striving to be better in all the madness around us. The Lextropolis is that beam of light!

Also, for 31 years Lawson has been the administrative Officer for JLD Inc a Family-Owned Business that her Dad, John Logan Sr. started in 1969. She and her family have maintained and grown tremendously the business their father built from nothing. Today, they are a well-known and respected organization. The elder John Logan Sr. passed in 2003 due to cancer complications.

Lawson was also the Mentoring Coordinator for children at Lexington PAL/ Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Police Department - Division of Community Services for 22 years before leaving in 2015. She worked during these fruitful years in making a difference in a child’s life. She loves... loves the children...and Lawson works hard for the kids, believing they need a voice, and believing mentoring a child is the key to uplifting our kids. They are our future!


Lawson has always had a passion for children including the special needs population, she was a Special Olympic cheer coach for a local high school for 3 years; has worked with special needs kids & adults for over 30 years.

Over the years her hard work has not gone unnoticed, She has received numerous awards for her work in PAL Mentoring, She received a Citation of Appreciation from Kentucky State Representatives last year, presented by State Rep. George Brown; and Lexington, Kentucky’s Mayor Linda Gorton, Named October “Lextropolis Month”, and received an Acclamation Award by Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Governor Andy Breshear in 2020. Her most recent honor was being acknowledged as one of Kentucky’s 2021 Unapolgectically Woman Honoree by The Community Action Council in Kentucky.

Lawson says, she is an advocate of the Community, loves being in the community, working, finding solutions to problematic issues, and just being involved when/where she can. She also has a book under construction about her Life with Special Needs called “Through My Eyes” honoring her sister, Cheryl who recently passed; had Downs Syndrome.


Lawson is excited to be one of the Founding Members of LAASHOF- Lexington African-American Sports Hall of Fame. She is excited about honoring the many men and women that deserve their rightful place in the Lexington African-American Sports Hall of Fame. LAASHOF held its inaugural event last September.

Lastly, she was recently named Chief Officer of Marketing & Communications for AHSANS. She quietly gets things done behind the scenes. Excited to be working with Dr. Hodge and children again helping them fulfil their dreams.

Breakfast & Lunch

All particpants are provided a continental breakfast and a healthy lunch. 

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