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11th annual NC Fatherhood Conference honors fathers across the state

The North Carolina Fatherhood Conference will be held at the Life Enrichment Center in Raleigh on June 15.
Tony Farrell
The North Carolina Fatherhood Conference will be held at the Life Enrichment Center in Raleigh on June 15.

Father's Day weekend is approaching and hundreds of fathers and father figures across the state will be making their way to Raleigh to attend the 11th annual North Carolina Fatherhood Conference.

The full-day convening offers a therapeutic and educational space for fathers from across the state. They share stories, attend workshops and share intergenerational insights.

Co-host Leoneda Inge speaks with one of the conference organizers, Martin Woodard.

Vincent R. Johnson (center) poses with sons Tyler (left) and Vinnie (right)
Vincent Johnson
Vincent R. Johnson (center) poses with sons Tyler (left) and Vinnie (right)

She is also joined by one of the conference's workshop presenters, Vincent Johnson, who speaks about his experience as a father to his sons, Tyler Johnson and Vincent "Vinnie" Johnson II.

Guests

Martin Woodard, NC Fatherhood Conference organizer

Vincent R. Johnson, program coordinator for Day 2 Day Dads

Tyler Johnson, son of Vincent Johnson

Vincent R. Johnson II, son of Vincent Johnson

Leoneda Inge is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Leoneda has been a radio journalist for more than 30 years, spending most of her career at WUNC as the Race and Southern Culture reporter. Leoneda’s work includes stories of race, slavery, memory and monuments. She has won "Gracie" awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award and several awards from the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2017, Leoneda was named "Journalist of Distinction" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Stacia L. Brown is a writer and audio storyteller who has worked in public media since 2016, when she partnered with the Association of Independents in Radio and Baltimore's WEAA 88.9 to create The Rise of Charm City, a narrative podcast that centered community oral histories. She has worked for WAMU’s daily news radio program, 1A, as well as WUNC’s The State of Things. Stacia was a producer for WUNC's award-winning series, Great Grief with Nnenna Freelon and a co-creator of the station's first children's literacy podcast, The Story Stables. She served as a senior producer for two Ten Percent Happier podcasts, Childproof and More Than a Feeling. In early 2023, she was interim executive producer for WNYC’s The Takeaway.