THREE EVENTS CELEBRATE FATHERHOOD WITH INFO ON RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE FOR FATHERS, SONS AND HUSBANDS
Dinner and Panel Discussion Friday June 13
Information Fair at Juneteenth Festival Saturday June 14
Celebration at Sawyer Point Sunday June 15
The Cincinnati Police Department has partnered with the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County to provide a weekend full of free events designed to help men develop physically, emotionally and spiritually so they may become positive influences in their homes, communities and country.
The Fatherhood Summit Friday June 13 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Road, is for fathers and children only. Dinner is free and on-site child care is available. Keynote speaker is Courtis Fuller. Guests will also hear from a panel of men who will share their experiences overcoming challenges such as fatherlessness, incarceration, and unemployment. Reservations for this event are appreciated but not required.
The celebration of fatherhood continues Saturday June 14 in conjunction with the Juneteenth Festival from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Daniel Drake Park, 5800 Red Bank Road. Along with the traditional festivities of Juneteenth, there will be an information fair to assist fathers with child support, jobs, domestic violence issues and other support services. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday June 15 the celebration moves to Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the 2014 Talbert House Fatherhood Celebration. This free, public event includes games, food and fun for the entire family.
In addition to the partners and sponsors already named, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission also helped to bring about these events designed to provide men with the tools to succeed as sons, husbands and fathers, and to leave a positive legacy for the generations to come.