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  • Importance of Fatherhood Explored in Upcoming Panel Discussion
For Immediate Release
February 10, 2014

Importance of Fatherhood Explored in Upcoming Panel Discussion

Key Info

  • "Fathers," Tuesday February 11, Walb Student Union Ballroom, 6–8 p.m.
  • Discussion will focus on the significance of fatherhood in the African American community
  • Free and open to the public; media invited to attend and cover event

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is sponsoring a panel discussion about fatherhood as part of African American Heritage Month.

"Fathers: The First Class Seat" will focus specifically on the significance of fatherhood in the African American community. Join the discussion on Tuesday February 11, in the Walb Student Union Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m.

Panelists for the event include:

  • Alice Jordan-Miles, assistant director, Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute, IPFW
  • Rev. Anthony Payton, pastor, Come As You Are Community Church
  • Rev. Anthony Pettus, pastor, Greater Progressive Baptist Church
  • Denita Washington, executive director, Fort Wayne Girls Rock
  • Moderator: Rev. Angela Shannon, interim pastor, Calvary Lutheran Church, Angola, Ind.

This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Indiana Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA), Fort Wayne Girls Rock, and Come As You Are Community Church.

For more information visit the ODMA website or contact Christopher Riley, assistant director of multicultural services, 260-481-6847, rileyc@ipfw.edu.

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