Chandra Brown - Reimagining Black Female Community Leadership

Mobile is a minority-majority city. Black, female Mobilians (by a slim majority) make up the largest percentage and are the most vulnerable. Impacted by a legacy of oppression, trauma, structural racism and other isms, how can we create a better community by centering black female voices?

Chandra Brown, Executive Director of Lifelines Counseling Services, a United Way organization that provides counseling and education in southwest Alabama, is also co-founder of the Society of Clotilda, a joyful health and wellness collective, dedicated to the celebration, development, and prosperity of Black Women and their children.

In addition to this work, Brown serves on boards for University of South Alabama, BB&T Bank, the Alabama Humanities Alliance, and the Alabama Contemporary Art Center. She previously served as Junior League of Mobile President and Alabama Coalition Against Rape board president. Brown holds degrees from Xavier University and the University of South Alabama. She is married to Leonard Steward, Jr. and is the proud “puppy” mom to Red, a lab-hound mix.

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