Birmingham to hold Empowerment Week in September

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Birmingham is continuing to prepare for perhaps the city’s biggest event of the year.

The city’s upcoming Empowerment Week coincides with the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

The week is designed to engage, educate and empower through speeches, panel discussions and community services.

The city’s goal is to show the world how Birmingham’s unity has grown over the past half century.

More than 100 companies, churches and groups will sponsor various events during the week.

Empowerment Week begins Sept. 11 and last until Sept. 15.

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