Tiawana Brown is a remarkable individual who has overcome domestic violence and mass incarceration. She was born and raised in the South side Homes Housing Projects in Charlotte, North Carolina. Despite the challenges she faced, Tia has become an advocate for her community and is actively involved in restorative and re-imagining justice.
Tia is a mother of two adult daughters, Antoinette and Tijema. Tijema was born while Tia was serving her federal sentence, making her birth occur in a federal prison. She draws inspiration from her hard-working single mother, Artie Mae Brown, who instilled in her a strong work ethic and a genuine love for the community.
Tia has founded a nonprofit organization called Beauty after the Bars, which aims to prevent the incarceration of women and girls. She is also a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist and Community Health Care Worker. Additionally, she works as an employee at American Airlines and is currently studying at Johnson C Smith University, maintaining an impressive 4.0 GPA.
As a proud member and board member of The National Council for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls, Tia actively contributes to the cause of empowering these women. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including the Community Service Award in the Who's Who in 2018. The Know Women Top 50 Women in Charlotte 2022 and in 2023 Recognized as the Know Women Top 100 to know in America.
Tia is dedicated to supporting women and girls during their incarceration and upon their release.
Tia's commitment to her community extends beyond her nonprofit work. She has served on the Women and Incarceration work group, a division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Tia has also been featured in various media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC, WBTV News, WSOC TV, WFAE, Fox News , WOSF Radio Station, and more where she has shared her story and advocated for change.
In a very close raise in 2022- Tiawana Brown is back running for the City Council seat in District #3 of Charlotte, North Carolina. She believes in the power of community and aims to address issues of systematic injustice and racial inequities. Tia has proven her dedication through her transparency, grassroots work, and activism. She seeks the support of the residents in District #3 to bring about positive change in their community.
If you live in District #3, Charlotte, North Carolina, Tiawana humbly asks for your vote and support. A vote for her is a vote for you. She is committed to being accountable, community-driven, and an accessible representative on the City Council. By electing Tiawana Brown, you are voting for someone who understands the challenges faced by the community and actively works towards equal opportunities, economic growth, and a safer, more equitable district.
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Early voting begins on Thursday, October 19th, and runs through Saturday, November 4th. The General Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th, 2023