Willie Wade
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Fatherhood event this week will include young men in panel discussion

“To Be or Not To Be… A Father @ This Time” – an important panel discussion about fatherhood and related issues – will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th St.

By - Jun 18th, 2013 01:22 pm

“To Be or Not To Be… A Father @ This Time” – an important panel discussion about fatherhood and related issues – will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th St.

Portia Young of WISN-TV News will moderate the discussion, which will include exchanges between a group of young fathers and another group of young men who have chosen not to become a parent. The conversation will also touch on teen pregnancy, prevention of teen pregnancy, parenting and fatherhood.

Alderman Willie C. Wade, a key sponsor of the event, said the event is free and open to the public and young men are encouraged to attend and take part. “This discussion is long overdue and I believe will be helpful in terms of educating young men about some of the realities of teen pregnancy, as well as the responsibilities that go along with being a father,” he said.

Other key sponsors of the event are Mayor Tom Barrett’s Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

To learn more about the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, please visit www.milwaukeefatherhood.com/.

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