Opening Speaker: Marsha Jones of the Afiya Center

Marsha Jones, a Dallas, Texas native is Co-founder and Executive Director of The Afiya Center. She holds Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is graduate of the Black AIDS Institute’s African American HIV University (Science and Community Mobilizing Fellowship Program) and Tyndale Theology School. Marsha serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Equal Access Fund and is a member of the following national initiatives which focused on women and charged with the advancement of gender and race equity and the elimination of health disparities: 30 for 30 (Steering Member), Texas Black Women Initiative Dallas Team (Co-chair), US Women Working Group on PrEP, National Women AIDS Coalition (Steering Member) and Rockwood Fellowship for Racial & Gender Justice Leaders in the HIV/AIDS Movement (Fellow). Marsha is a national grassroots organizer, community mobilizer, professional speaker, group facilitator, and health educator. Marsha’s life commitment is to transform women and girls lives. She has pledged to the development of leadership and the engagement of activism among women by challenging harmful systemic and political constructs while continuing to advance the economic, health, and safety of women and girls.

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