Date: August 1st, 1:30 PM
PHOENIX -- For over three decades, FIBCO Family Services, Inc. has been a beacon of hope, dedicated to serving the most vulnerable populations in Phoenix. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Senior Pastor of First Institutional Baptist Church, FIBCO has been on a mission to provide essential resources and support to those in need, confronting the far-reaching effects of poverty, inequality, and limited access to basic necessities. On August 1st, FIBCO took another powerful step in their mission by participating in a thought-provoking podcast show titled "She/Her: Black Women & Sexual Health."
The podcast, sponsored by FIBCO and hosted by the remarkable team at She/Her, brought together influential voices to discuss a pressing issue - the rising rates of HIV in the Black community, with a specific focus on Black women. The guest panel included Pastor Cox of The Conscious Center, Hawa Osman, MPH Program Manager of CAN Community Health, Shellye Byers, an HIV Advocate, and Huguette Kenabantu, FNP at Terros Health.
With Akilah Stewart, the Executive Director of FIBCO, and Chris Ferrell, a Program Specialist with CAN Community Health, facilitating the conversation, the podcast delved into crucial topics that demand attention and empowerment. By highlighting the challenges faced by Black women in terms of sexual health, the show aimed to raise awareness and foster a stronger sense of community and support.
FIBCO's commitment to empowering the community to take control of their sexual health has never been more evident. Through initiatives like this podcast, they strive to provide a platform for important conversations, encourage education, and create a safe space for dialogue.
The significance of the podcast goes beyond just shedding light on an issue; it represents a collective effort to uplift and empower Black women to prioritize their health and well-being. By sharing knowledge, experiences, and resources, FIBCO and its partners are striving to make a tangible difference in the lives of those they serve.
As we continue to navigate the complexities of sexual health in our communities, FIBCO's dedication remains unwavering. The organization's involvement in this podcast reflects their ongoing commitment to addressing essential issues and making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.
If you want to be a part of this enlightening discussion, we encourage you to watch the podcast for yourself, which can be found here.
If you need additional resources on sexual health, you can find them here.