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.
Our next Women & Girls Health Summit will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Northside Public Library 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. (Click below to register today)
Takeisha Nunez is currently working for UK health KIRP Program as a Community Education Coordinator Sr Team lead over HIV and Syringe exchange expansion in Jefferson County as well as an HIV Prevention in Oldham, bullet and the northern Central Health district.
She was previously the supervisor of the Syringe Exchange Program and HIV Services at Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness.
Takeisha has worked for the Health Department for 10+ years in a variety of social service positions and has found her passion working with people who injects drugs and those affected by HIV.
Takeisha is trained in harm reduction, HIV counseling and testing, partner services and field investigation. Takeisha holds a BA in psychology from Indiana University Southeast. Takeisha also serves on the board of Emmaus Ministries, and a proud member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
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.
Meet Our Panel Facilitator
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 was a Radio Personality on RadioLex 93.9 FM Radio for over 6 years - she took a sabbatical a couple of years ago for personal reasons. Currently, Lawson is the CEO/Owner/Publisher/Photographer of The Lextropolis Magazine that celebrating 7 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 29 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
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.