White House Launching Fatherhood Tour
By William Wan
The White House is launching its series of regional town halls to encourage fatherhood tonight with an event at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The night's events will begin with a small private round table led by the head of Obama's faith-based office, Joshua DuBois, to allow nonprofit officials, community leader and family experts to meet, network and talk about initiatives.
The main event, a town hall at 6:30pm, will be opened up to local groups, local fathers and community activists. There will be a videotaped message from President Obama and some highlighting of some local "stories of heroic dads," said an administration spokesman Jesse Moore.
Obama has made fatherhood one of the key issues tackled by his faith-based office and a council of faith advisers he appointed. He kicked off the push for fatherhood in June just before father's day with a speech and an event filled with big names lending support.
August 5, 2009; 9:57 AM ET
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