Gina Brown: Our Newest Community Organizer
We are pleased to announce Gina Brown as the Southern AIDS Coalition’s newest community organizer!
Gina has worked in the field of HIV for 14 years and has been living with HIV for 22 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern University at New Orleans, with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a minor in History in 2011, and received her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2012. Gina has served on numerous boards and committees and currently is a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). She has appeared in many magazines and publications, most recently in Ebony and Jet magazine, and is an Ambassador for the Greater than AIDS Initiative, appearing in the Women, HIV, and Intimate Partner Violence video.
A community advocate, Gina truly believes in service work and has made it her life’s mission to help the broader community gain a higher level of health literacy.
As a SAC Community Organizer, Gina will help build a broader grassroots movement across the South that is stronger, more inclusive of PLHIV, more representative of the diversity of the region and, ultimately, more effective at demanding the systemic policy changes and strategic investments necessary to end the epidemic. SAC’s community organizers focus primarily on building collective power within historically disenfranchised communities most impacted by HIV in the South. Gina will focus on the intersection of HIV and gender, ensuring that women living with HIV are meaningfully involved in all aspects of the response to the epidemic in the South.