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Joyce Turner Keller
Aspirations Outreach

Dr. Joyce Turner Keller is the Founder of Aspirations, a non-profit organization serving the needs of a hurting people, regardless of race, creed, gender preference, age, or social class, infected with or affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. Dr. Keller has been living with HIV as a result of sexual assault, since November of 2001.

Dr. Keller was a student at Southern University and Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, LA and William Carey College in Gulfport, MS. She received a Doctor of Theology from Bell Grove Theological Seminary College.

Dr. Keller has received recognition from Governors Kathleen Blanco and Bobby Jindal, Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden, Representatives and Senators from Louisiana and members of Congress for her efforts for those living with HIV and AIDS. She most recently received a Proclamation from President Obama for her fight in addressing hepatitis.

Dr. Keller has been featured in national magazines, television specials and radio interviews, and was most recently featured in the Huffington Post Media Website.
She is the mother of three and also the founder of “Positive Diva” and “Positive Dude, Inc.” and Travelers of Christ Evangelistic Ministry.

Current Topic


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

 

Recent Topics


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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