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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise” Women of Power Summit” featuring Hollywood Star Vivica A. Fox

PRESS RELEASE                                                                           Thursday, May 14, 2015

Contact: Chiara Morrow

Phone: 205-908-7392

chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is passionate about holistically improving the community. Her hands-on approach when empowering citizens and helping them evolve their quality of life is reflective of her upbringing as a youth advocate growing up in the West End community. This week Councilor Tyson will fuel her mission and join with elected officials and Hollywood Superstar and women’s advocate Vivica A. Fox to spearhead the Alabama Black Women’s Roundtable (ABWR) at the “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise” Women of Power Summit,” on Friday, May 15, 2015. The summit will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Wenonah High School. Councilor Sheila Tyson said that it’s important that young women are consistently educated on development topics that help set the pace for their future.

“I want these young women to realize how much potential for greatness is in each one of them,” Councilor Tyson said. “It is an honor that Vivica A. Fox is investing her time to influence and interact with these young ladies and help seal their commitment to thrive.”

The “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise” Women of Power Summit will bring together a delegation of women and girls from 3 local high schools including Wenonah, Parker and Jackson-Olin, to participate in a summit focused on developing solutions to live healthier, wealthier & wiser lives through public policy, civic engagement, leadership development, social innovation, entrepreneurship and mentoring.

Dozens of elected officials, judges, and business and civic leaders have committed to lead workshops and hold one-on-one dialogue with each of the scheduled attendees.

The ABWR is part of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.

For more information please contact the Office of Councilor Sheila Tyson at 205.254.2359.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Officer Chiara Morrow at 205.254.2055 or chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov.