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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.

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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m. (Taping Tuesday, October 25)

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

• Guest Host: Patricia Smith / Assistant to Dean of Political Science Dept., Southern University

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