2018 Black History Month Virtual Exhibit



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  • A native of Louisville, Kentucky
  • He's been a social justice activist, health educator, and community organizer for more than 20 years.
  • He is the co-creator and co-host, with Dr. Kaila Story, of WFPL's Strange Fruit: Musings on Politics, Pop Culture & Black Gay life, a popular award- winning weekly podcast focusing on social justice and pop culture.
  • He is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Louisville and a former member of the Fairness Campaign. He currently serves as a board member of Louisville Pride Festival and as a steering committee member of Louisville's new LGBTQ youth homeless shelter.
  • He is a frequent presenter, moderator, and event emcee whose work focuses on a variety of Issues, especially the intersection of racial justice and LGBTQ liberation.
  • Jaison (also known as IQ Prestige) is also a proud co-founder of Kentucky's house ball scene, which is celebrating 15 years of existence.

For more information about Jaison Gardner's accomplishments and impact visit "Strange Fruit (radio program), Louisville, KY,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database and "PrideIndex.com Interviews Jaison Gardner," YouTube.

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