Bessemer Cut Off Advocacy Center hosting first Stand Up to End Child Abuse event this week


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — This week, wings, wine, and stand up comedians will be out at the Bessemer Civic Center. It’s all part of the first Stand Up to End Child Abuse event to support the Bessemer Cut Off Advocacy Center. 

The event raises awareness of child sexual and physical abuse and enables the organization to sustain its Center and free services if federal and state funding cease. Clay House provides hope, healing and justice for victims of child abuse through prevention, intervention, therapy and collaboration wih the District Attorney’s office, Department of Human Resources, Law Enforcement and the Children’s Hospital Intervention and Prevention Clinic. 

Stand Up to End Child Abuse will feature comedians D.T. Owens and Jody Fuller. D.T. started performing comedy while a sophomore at UAB. He received a B.S. degree in criminal justice and uses comedy as a way to fight crime, social injustices, inequality and other social problems. Jody is a comic, speaker, writer and soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. He is currently a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves and performs all over the country for a wide range of groups when not in uniform. 

Silvester ‘Slyman’ Carter will serve as the master of ceremonies while J Wings will provide food for the evening. 

General admission tickets are $50 each and can be purchased here. A limited number will be available at the door on the night of the event. VIP Advocate tables of eight are also available for $500 and Awareness tables are $400. 

Stand Up to End Child Abuse is Thursday, May 10th. It starts at 7 p.m. at Bessemer Civic Center. For more information on Clay House, click here. You can also follow along on Facebook

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