Upcoming Events

The Value of Black Fathers

LIVE Stream Event – June 12th at 10:00 am

The aim is to educate the community on reasons to honor good fathers and to promote celebrating them for what they contribute to their children, their families and their communities, while correcting the myth that Black Fatherhood is dead.

We urge families to watch the panel discussion together and to submit questions for the panelists. We will encourage youth and parenting partners to nominate fathers for a Good Dad Award which will be announced the following Saturday (June 19). Youth will be provided other ideas for how to celebrate their dads on Fathers’ Day.

Pastor Eli Williams, President of Urban Light Ministries will moderate the panel discussion. Panelists will include Glenn Harris, Assistant Director of Prevention, ODVN;  Calvin Williams, President of Lucian Families, Inc.; and, Muqit Sabur, Founder and Leader of the Center for Fatherhood and Family Dynamics.

For more information on the topics and panelist or to download a detailed flyer on the event, click here.

Event partners include: Gammon House Inc., Urban Light Ministries, NAACP Springfield.

Father Love Dads Discussion Group

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Father Love Dads Discussion Group

When: Weekly on Tuesdays | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm |
August 3 through October 26, 2021

Where:  COhatch Heritage Room, Downtown Springfield


  • Thirteen (13) one-hour sessions
  • Interactive PowerPoint presentations
  • Stimulating and encouraging conversations
  • Challenging action steps toward growing from good to great
  • Free to attend due to the underwriting of The Turner Foundation and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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