Girl Talk 3
In May 2021, P.R.I.D.E. had its 3rd Annual All-Girl Event hosted at Stillman College, to empower and motivate women to overcome the obstacles they may face in everyday life and discuss substance and opioid abuse among women.
P.R.I.D.E. was proud to have had three amazing speakers:
Dr. Cynthia Warrick
Dr. Cynthia Warrick is Stillman College's 7th and first female President. Prior to becoming president of the college, Dr. Warrick practiced as a licensed pharmacist and has over 20 years of Higher Education experience as Faculty and Administrator.
Dr. Keri Johnson
Dr. Johnson is the current Superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County School System. Prior to becoming Superintendent, Dr. Johnson served as coordinator for Secondary Education for Alabaster City Schools and served as an adjunct instructor for Samford University and the University of Montevallo.
Ms. Holt is an author and motivational speaker that is passionate and committed to bringing women’s voices and leadership into the world. She lives by the motto, “Be fearless. Be strong. Be brave.”
Girl Talk 2
In April of 2019, P.R.I.D.E. hosted the 2nd annual all-female event dedicated to women and young women to discuss risk and protective factors associated with opioid and other prescription drug abuse. The event was voted as a Top -10 event in the West Alabama area by the Children's Policy Council. Topics included substance abuse prevention and treatment, social media, sex crimes, bullying and suicide.
The event took place at the Bryant Conference Center where free lunch was served. This was an opportunity for women of all ages to discuss sensitive topics in a public setting while feeling comfortable in their surroundings. Event attendance totaled approximately 175 women, including 17 vendors and breakout sessions discussing various topics regarding women's health and addiction.
P.R.I.D.E. is proud to have had these amazing speakers:
Ms. Barnes is the Prevention and Outreach Director at the Alabama Coalition against Rape. Her work includes providing training and technical assistance, as well as traveling throughout the state to assist prevention educators at ACAR’s 16-member rape crisis centers.
Ms. Duke has served on the Alabama Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Advisory Board and currently holds a position on the Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Board of Directors. She became a Case Manager for the Second Chance Program in June 2017.
Girl Talk 1
In April of 2018, P.R.I.D.E. hosted an all-female event, the first of its kind in the Tuscaloosa area, dedicated to women and young women to discuss risk and protective factors associated with opioid and other prescription drug abuse.
Topics included substance abuse prevention, treatment, social media, sex crimes, bullying and suicide.
The event took place at the Tuscaloosa River Market in an intimate setting where dinner was served. This was an opportunity for women of all ages to discuss sensitive topics in a public setting while feeling comfortable in their surroundings. Event attendance totaled approximately 200 women, including 17 vendors and six presenters and was a huge success.