Friday June 13, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
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Landry-Walker High School 
1200 L.B. Landry Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70114

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Ashé Cultural Arts Center 
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Favorite Father Celebration:  Honoring 40 Fathers Under 40 

Join us for the 5th Annual Favorite Fathers Celebration:  "Taking Back Our Fathers" - Honoring 40 Fathers Under 40. Help us celebrate men who are making a difference in the lives of children, women, families and communities.

Dear Friends:

Please join us for the 5th Annual Favorite Fathers Celebration The New Orleans Fatherhood Consortium and Ashé Cultural Arts Center are proud co-sponsors of this year’s Favorite Fathers event, “Taking Back our Fathers.”  Our theme is: NOLA’s 40 Fathers Under 40!

We are looking forward to honoring 40 men, under the age of 40, who are making a difference in the lives of women, children, families, and communities across our great city of New Orleans.  This powerful event spotlights men across the city of New Orleans that model positive fatherhood behaviors that help families and communities to enjoy the safety and security of their existence. 

The Reception and Recognition Ceremony will take place Friday, June 13, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Landry-Walker High School, 1200 L.B. Landry Avenue.

6:00 p.m.:  The 40 Fathers Under 40 and their three guests will meet for a private VIP Reception.

7:00 p.m.:  The Recognition Ceremony, a public event (see ticket information below)

8:00 p.m.:  Special theatrical performance of Taken, a choreographic work inspired by the historical epidemic of absentee fathers in African American Families and communities. You are invited to engage in conversations with the artists about the show following the performance.

Tickets may be purchased as follows:  Advance purchase, $20; $25 at the door.  Students with proper ID, $10.  

Why a "Favorite Fathers" program? 

Fathers are the foundation of strong families.  While father absence in families continues to be a problem, there are countless numbers of men who have dignified themselves by being great fathers to their children.  Often, these fathers go unrecognized for the good things they do.  The Favorite Fathers Celebration will showcase role-model fathers who are making vital contributions as parents and men in the community.

For more information please email Petrice Sams-Abiodun at psabiodu@loyno.edu or call (504) 864-7086 or (504) 569-9070.

We look forward to meeting and celebrating the honorable men of our community.



Petrice Sams-Abiodun                                                               Carol Bebelle
Lindy Boggs Literacy Center-Loyola University                      Ashe' Cultural Arts Center