Comedian Bill Cosby delivers message of empowerment, hope to lower-income communities

Cosby helping to engage attendees on parenting, education, social responsibility | April 4, 2006

Cincinnati and Xavier University are the latest stop in Bill Cosby's nationwide effort to bring a message of empowerment and hope to America's lower-income communities on Thursday, April 13. "A Call Out With Bill Cosby" is being held at the Cintas Center.

The purpose of the event is to engage the community and promote dialogue and action about parenting, education and social responsibility. In addition to Cosby's remarks, a panel made up of community members is sharing perspectives on solution-based resources.

The event is made possible thanks to a host committee that includes Xavier University, the Center for Closing the Health Gap, FreeStore/Food Bank, Seven Hills Neighborhood House, Beech Acres Parenting Center, Cincinnati Herald, Community Action Agency, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools, NAACP, CCY, WDBZ radio and Emmanuel Center.

Cosby is moderating a session dedicated to foster parents/children and grandparents raising children from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. A general session for the entire community is being held at 7:00 p.m.

The evening "Call Out" session is free to the public but tickets are required. Xavier students, faculty and staff may pick up two tickets per person at the Cintas Center ticket office beginning at noon on Wednesday, April 5. For more information about the program call 513 585-9872.