Conference to focus on building strong black families


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Modern black families face a long list of challenges such as single parenting, making the most of their education and ensuring the communities they live in are healthy and safe.

    Educators, motivational speakers and community leaders from around the United States will gather at the downtown Hyatt Regency March 11-13 to explore those issues and others at the University of Louisville’s annual National Conference on the Black Family in America.

    “Saving the Black Family” is the theme of this year’s conference, which will feature talks, discussion groups, exhibits and a separate track for middle and high school youth. Conference highlights include:

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.