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Rep. Sewell to announce major funding to combat school violence

Sewell will announce a $1 million Department of Justice grant that she helped secure for the Birmingham Board of Education.

Rep. Terri Sewell during a Congress in Your Community stop in Thomasville.

Today, January 23rd at 1 p.m. CST, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, will host a press conference announcing a major $1 million Department of Justice (DOJ) grant that she helped secure for the Birmingham Board of Education to combat and prevent school violence in Birmingham City Schools. This funding is part of a $86.9 million investment from the DOJs Bureau of Justice Assistance STOP School Violence Grant Program to reduce violent crime in and around K-12 schools.

WHO: Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, AL-07, Dr. Mark Sullivan, Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, Willie Goldsmith, Jr., Principal of Wenonah High School.

WHAT: Rep. Sewell announces $1 million for Birmingham BOE to combat School Violence.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 1 p.m. CT.

WHERE: Wenonah High School, 2800 Wilson Rd. Birmingham, AL 35221.

Rep. Sewell will then join Southern Research President and CEO Josh Carpenter, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) President Ray Watts, and other elected officials and business leaders for the ribbon-cutting of the Station 41 Biotech Incubator. The incubator will offer lab and office space for biotechnology startup companies. The opening of this facility is the latest in the ongoing effort to cement Birmingham as a center for innovation after the City was designated a Federal Tech Hub by the Biden-Harris Administration in October 2023.

WHO: Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, AL-07, Josh Carpenter, President and CEO of Southern Research, Dr. Ray L. Watts, President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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WHAT: Ribbon-cutting of the Station 41 Biotech Incubator.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 3:30 p.m. CT.

WHERE: Southern Research, 2000 9th Ave S. Birmingham, AL 35294.

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