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June 6, 2000 – No. 320

Role of men as nurturers focus of conference Friday

Friday, June 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Miller-Morgan Health Education Building

N.C. Central University, Durham

The role of fathers in the lives of their children is the focus of Men are Nurturers Too, a daylong conference sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the Office of Continuing Education of the Institute of Public Health, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health.

Featured speakers include:

Dr. Ron Mincy, program officer with the Ford Foundation and an adviser to Vice President Al Gore in launching national fatherhood initiatives. Mincy monitors activities and policy discussions in workforce development and welfare and makes recommendations for foundation grants in these areas.

Actor and Indian activist Russell Means, chief executive officer of TREATY Foundation. Means led the 71-day takeover at Wounded Knee, S.D., and has acted in three movies, including "The Last of the Mohicans," filmed in North Carolina.

Workshops will be conducted by local, state, and national leaders including Ron Ansley, Wake County Family Court attorney, Williard Tanner, coordinator for Rites of Passage through the Urban League of

Winston-Salem and Alvin Borders, Goler Renaissance-Community Development Commission pioneer, Forsyth County. Topics will range from child support, family budgeting, co-parenting, anger management, teen dads, family law, welfare issues, the role of faith and men's health.

Speakers are expected to be available for interviews. To make arrangements, contact: Sheila D. Bazemore, (919) 715-3422, N.C. Division of Public Health; Barbara Chavious, (919) 966-4032, UNC-CH Institute of Public Health, or Dr. Ted Parrish, (919) 560-6422, N.C. Central University.

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