Southern Steep: Brewing Stronger Community

Advocacy Within Our DNA

Episode Summary

In this episode, Bianca and Justine give well-deserved flowers and appreciation to Ms. Gina Brown, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, at Southern AIDS Coalition. As the daughter of a Black Panther, she was born into advocacy. Gina speaks candidly about how she’s opening the doors for other women living with HIV, keys to successful community engagement, and offers authentic self-care and burnout prevention tips. This episode’s Southern Charm highlights the work of AcadianaCares, located in Lafayette, LA.

Episode Notes

To learn more about the work of the Southern AIDS Coalition, visit

To learn more about AcadianaCares, visit