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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Holding Third Session in Women’s Empowerment Series

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, July 22, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – “I Am My Sister’s Keeper.” That’s the message that Councilor Tyson is spreading as she prepares to host her 3rd session of her Women’s Empowerment Series. As a part of the series Councilor Tyson is meeting with women in public housing to discuss not just ideas for empowerment, but action steps that they can collectively put in place to achieve goals that will benefit both them and their families. The third session will take place TODAY at Southtown Court Community Center located at 2501 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35205. Councilor Tyson says she’s looking forward to reaching another group of women who are full of so much potential. The forum will begin at 5:30 this evening.

“I’m really looking forward to coming together to both celebrate the progress we have made, and turn our collective focus toward the future, and all we still must do increase the opportunities for women everywhere,” Councilor Tyson said. “Our whole purpose is to educate and inform our citizens on how they can contribute to change in our communities and this series allows us to meet with residents one on one to see how we can connect them to outside resources.”

Councilor Tyson put forth this deliberate agenda for change after attending the National Action Network Convention in New York City earlier this year. As Councilor Tyson looks to carry the momentum of change that has been initiated by NAN, she hopes to reach out to those who are often disregarded. According to a study conducted by Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, the collaborative efforts between government and non-government entities provide much needed long-term support to help housing communities obtain permanent solutions.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Director Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.