On April 2, 2009, the Be There for Your Kids campaign hosted more than 175 people at the Shadow Theatre in Aurora for a free screening of “Daddy Hunger”.

At a time when more than 25 million children in the United States are living without their fathers, this critically acclaimed documentary examines the impact of fatherlessness in the African-American communities of northern California. In the film, men and women from various backgrounds share what Daddy Hunger means to them and also discuss community solutions to combat father absence. The film brings forth a simple message – one of redemption, hope and love.

Ray Upchurch, executive producer of the film, and representatives from various Colorado fatherhood programs led a question and answer session following the screening. Questions included: “How can I get my child’s mother to recognize that I should be a part of her life?” “What role does domestic violence prevention and assistance play with fractured families?” “How can different fatherhood and mentorship programs connect to combine their services?” Ultimately, the screening served as a critical opportunity to connect the fathers in attendance to available programs in their communities.

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