About Us

Founded  in 1995 by Robert Woodard, Barbershop Talk Human Family Day Foundation,  Inc. became an outgrowth of Barbershop Talk Network. We are a  community-based organization that uses the barbershop as a forum to  dialogue with visitors from around the world. For five years, we hosted  Barbershop Talk on WURD 900 AM, Thursdays from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  As a result, our listening audience broadened, expanding our involvement  and purpose nationally.

We  recognize that the most significant factor that superseded our physical  differences and binds us, one person to another, is the “human”  element. We believe that each of us has a personal responsibility to  uplift the self-worth of all human beings and embrace diversity as a  positive aspect of our existence. Throughout the year, we collaborate  with a variety of community organizations, health professionals,  business community, educational institutions and individuals with whom  we network in search of potential participants, vendors and sponsors for  a human family day observance. What we do, Barbershop Talk Human Family  Day Foundation, Inc., is host annual Human Family Day events for the  purpose of bringing together communities to help cultivate respect for  and an appreciation of all human beings. 

Annually, April 4th is the day  of observance while the celebration is held on a following Sunday.  Cultures that represent communities from around the world have an  opportunity to showcase the richness of their traditions and contribute  personal experiences. Programming includes educational/interactive  activities in the following areas: “Health is Wealth” Symposium, “Good  Neighbor of the Year” Award, Visual Arts & Interpretation Performing  Arts: Theatrical, Musical and Dance, Unique Business Participation  Class sessions led by specific area specialists, Local Video Taping,  Culinary Arts, Tasting Demonstrations and Vendor Participation. We  extend a special thanks for your continued support and invite you to  join us again this year for a activity-filled day of learning,  fellowship and networking.

Robert 'Woody' Woodard,

Robert 'Woody' Woodard, Founder