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29 October, 2012

GREGORY JOHNSON, OHIO (USA) REGIONAL COORDINATOR FOR 2012 INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY TALKS TO THE DAD SHOW

CLEVELAND, OHIO (UNITED STATES) – 29 October 2012 – Executive Manager, publisher, public speaker, researcher, leadership and executive coach, organizational development specialist and the Ohio (USA) Regional Coordinator for 2012 International Men’s Day, Mr. Gregory Johnson, will be featured on The Dad Show (www.DadShow.com) on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 at 6:00 P.M. (United States Central Standard Time). 

Mr. Johnson will be interviewed by Mr. Kenneth Thompson, Sr., the host of The Dad Show which airs from 6:00 P.M. through 7:00 P.M. (United States Central Time) on KAZI Radio – 88.7FM – in Austin, Texas and also streams live on the Internet on www.KAZIFM.org and www.DadShow.com. Mr. Johnson will discuss, among other things, his leadership role for 2012 International Men’s Day which is being celebrated in over 60 nations on Monday, 19 November 2012 under the theme “Helping Men and Boys Live Longer, Happier, Healthier Lives.”

International Men’s Day was inaugurated on 19 November 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago by Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D., Chairman of the International Men’s Day Coordination Committee and faculty member in the History Department at the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. A worldwide observance that resonates with Women and Men, International Men’s Day shares a 48-hour partnership with Universal Children’s Day which is celebrated on 20 November of each year and is endorsed by the United Nations. (https://sites.google.com/a/id-global.org/international-mens-day/. )

Mr. Gregory Johnson is one of the more active advocates for Fatherhood in the United States. He is associated with domestic and international Fatherhood organizations and networks to share information and further the important mission of Fatherhood and the responsibilities to children and families. In 2000, Mr. Johnson and his wife formed a non-profit titled I Am A Dream for the express purpose of providing Fatherhood and Family information through workshops, newsletters, public speaking and networking throughout numerous communities in the United States and the World. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Dr. Theresa Mejia-Johnson, launched a publishing venture – a bimonthly parenting magazine for Fathers called Fathers Perspective. He has spoken and written on the subject of Fatherhood in many locations throughout the United States, including Phoenix, Albuquerque, Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Columbus, Cleveland and others. 

Currently, Mr. Johnson currently serves as the Principal Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Authentic Leadership Institute and is the former President and Chief Officer of the Pinellas County Urban League in St. Petersburg, Florida and former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he has had a successful career in the health care industry which has spanned nearly 20 years in various professional capacities such as Vice President of Mercy Hospitals, Administrator of Rheumatic & Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic and Manager of Business Operations for Hanna Pavilion of University Hospitals of Cleveland. He has also served as the State Director of the March of Dimes in Ohio. 

 The Dad Show’s audience can join the conversation with Mr. Johnson by calling 512-451-5624 or 1-866-451-5624. 

ODETTA WRIGHT, VIRGINIA (USA) REGIONAL COORDINATOR FOR 2012 INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY TALKS TO THE DAD SHOW

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (USA) -- 29 October 2012Actress, playwright, film producer, Co-Founder of Father Figure Enterprises, LLC (www.fatherfigure.org) and Virginia (USA) Regional Coordinator for 2012 International Men’s Day, Mrs. Odetta Wright, will be featured on The Dad Show (www.DadShow.com) on Tuesday, 30 October 2012.  

Mrs. Wright will talk to Mr. Kenneth Thompson, Sr., the host of The Dad Show which airs from 6:00 P.M. (United States Central Time) through 7:00 P.M. (United States Central Time) on KAZI Radio – 88.7 FM – in Austin, Texas, about her leadership role for International Men’s Day; the “2012-2012: International Men’s Day Ten Year Plan” designed by Botswana International Men’s Day Coordinator for 2012 International Men’s Day Ms. Geneuvive Twala, which is being implemented in the United States; and the “Men of Tomorrow” Rites of Passage Mentoring Program which was launched in partnership with Mrs. Wright by the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church (www.ndec.net) in Richmond, Virginia on 2011 International Men’s Day. The mentoring program will be launched in Gaborone, Botswana on 2012 International Men’s Day by Ms. Geneuvive Twala, the Botswana Coordinator for 2012 International Men’s Day. Mrs. Wright will be joined by Elder Thomas Powell of the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church who serves as the Coordinator for the “Men of Tomorrow” Rites of Passage Mentoring Program in the United States. The “Men of Tomorrow” Rites of Passage Mentoring Program was created by Bishop Gerald Glenn of the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church. 

 International Men’s Day (https://sites.google.com/a/imd-global.org/ international-mens-day/) was inaugurated in 1999 by Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D., a faculty member in the History Department at the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the International Men’s Day Coordination Committee. Observed in over 60 nations throughout our global village, International Men’s Day shares a 48-hour partnership with Universal Children’s Day which is celebrated worldwide on 20th November of each year and is endorsed by the United Nations. The Dad Show streams live on the Internet on www.KAZIFM.org and www.DadShow.com and the audience can join the conversation with Mrs. Wright and Elder Powell by calling 512-451-5624 or 1-866-451-5624.

AUSTRALIA TO CELEBRATE 2012 INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY



Event: Inaugural Victorian Male Health Gathering
Coordinator: Male Health Victoria
Location: Hemisphere Conference Centre, South Road, Moorabbin
Date: November 19-20. Bookings essential.
Contact: Telephone 0418 326 670

 Event: A celebration of the men, dads, grandads and uncles in our lives (Catered)
Coordinator: Maitland City Council and Hunter Men's Interagency
Location: Maitland Town Hall, Maitland
Date: November 19, 6:00 - 7:30pm. Bookings essential.

 Contact: Joel Cruickshank - Telephone 02 4921 6721
 Event: Free Family Day: bowls, jumping castle, health checks, free give aways, barbeque dinner Coordinator: Forbes Shire Council
 Location: Forbes Sport & Recreation Club Lachlan Street, Forbes
Date: Sunday November 18, 3.00 - 7.00pm. Contact: Anita by telephone: 68502300 or Michael by telephone: 68501777
Event: Government of Queensland Corporate recognition of International Men’s Day

Coordinator: Queensland Government
 Location: Internal Departmental Promotions State-Wide
 Date: November 19, 2012
 Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General & Department of Communities

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