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URGENT HIGH IMPORTANCE Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host Press Conference at Tom Brown Village on Domestic Violence

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                           Sunday March 26, 2017

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: (205) 908.7392

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Statistics show that on average nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million men and women. In the wake of a recent tragedy that left one expectant mother shot after a heated argument resulting in her losing her unborn baby, Councilor Sheila Tyson is pushing for legislative change to ensure this type of incident as a result of domestic violence won’t happen again.

During a recent meeting with Black Women’s Round Table, Councilor Tyson and organizational leaders addressed the statistics on how common domestic violence is in African American communities as she worked to find solutions and bring more attention to solving this problem. “You hear about domestic violence many times but I have yet to see true solutions or programs that target the women dealing with the actual problem,” Councilor Tyson said. “We’ve got to put programs in place that have preventative measures against domestic violence. We need to let women know, it’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of and there are people willing to help them avoid and get out of dangerous situations.”

WHO: Councilor Sheila Tyson, National Action Network Vice President Clifton McMillan, State Representative Rolanda Hollis, District 58, State Representative Patricia Todd, 54, Housing Authority Board of Directors Board President Bertha Davis

WHAT: Press Conference to address solutions to Domestic Violence

WHEN: Monday March 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: 500 block of 41st Street North at Tom Brown Village

WHY: To increase awareness to those who may be suffering from abuse and begin the process of organizing strict legislative policies to prevent/deter domestic violence tragedies.

For more information please contact Chiara Perry, Public Information Officer for the Birmingham City Council at (205) 908.7392.