Tiawana Brown, was born and raised in Southside Homes Housing Projects in Charlotte, North Carolina, She is an overcomer of Domestic Violence and Mass incarceration. Tia is mother of two adult daughters Antoinette and Tijema. At time of her Federal sentencing she was pregnant with her youngest daughter, Tijema which resulted in Tijema being born in Federal Prison.
Tia was raised in District #3, attended church in District #3, and had a phenomenal role model, in her hard-working, single mother, Artie Mae Brown. Tiawana adapted her work habits and the authentic love that she has for her community from her mother.
She is a part of restorative and re-imagining justice, as well as an advocate for her community and Tiawana has committed her life and her work to empowering the community. She is the Founder of Beauty after the Bars, a 501c3 created to prevent the incarceration of women and girls, a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist, Community Health Care Worker, an employee of American Airlines, as well as a current student at Johnson C Smith University where she maintains a 4.0 GPA.
Tiawana is a proud member and board member for The National Council for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls. She is an Alumni of Just Leadership USA, 2020 Cohort. Tiawana has received accolades of awards including Who’s Who in 2018- Community Service Award, Million Youth March recipient and National Reform Worker for returning citizens. Her notable accomplishments have led to her being invited to serve on the Women and Incarceration workgroup. A division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Reentry, Programs and Safety. Also known as– State Reentry Council Collaborative (SRCC) She use her lived experience to support women and girls during their incarceration and upon their release. Her most recent accomplishment is being accepted into the Susan Burton's- SAFE HOUSING NETWORK-(in this program she will provide SAFE homes for incarcerated women)
Tia has been featured on WBTV News, WSOC TV, WOSF Radio Station , Radio One Network, Afropunk.com, Meduim.Com, Francene Marie Show, Participated in Symposiums at NYU School of Law and Columbia University in New York, New York. She supports formerly incarcerated people, racial equity , affordable housing, safe communities/public safety, neighborhood improvements, efficient and effective transportation, community engagement, grassroot organizations and upward mobility. She works tireless for her community, and supports equal opportunities and economic growth for all people.
After seeing first-hand the injustices that people in our community face, Brown, decided to answer her community's call for help. She has accepted the call and has joined the fight to serve her community and people in a different capacity. For the first time ever, Tiawana Brown is seeking the seat for City Council in District #3. Tia has demonstrated through her transparency , support from her community, her grass root work and her activism, she is the change she wants to see in her city. She is dedicated to bringing awareness to the systematic injustice, as well as racial inequities. If you are a member of District #3, Tiawana humbly asks for your support.
Please vote Tiawana Brown for District #3, Charlotte, North Carolina City Council
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The early voting begins Thursday, April 28, 2022, and ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022.