LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some Louisville barbers hope to change lives, one father at a time.

Free haircuts were a perk at an event Wednesday at the Ace of Fadez Barbershop, but looking sharp was not the focus.

The Center for Women and Families and Kentucky OneHealth partnered to host "Fades for Fathers."

The goal was to encourage discussion about more than just fatherhood and masculinity, which included racism, oppression, sexual assault and more.

Project manager Jacque White said the event is about getting men to talk in a place they feel comfortable.

"What better way to engage fathers, to engage males in general, than in one of the places they go to let their hair down, no pun intended. But to engage them in a place that's safe where the conversation can be organic and natural. And also just meeting people where they are," she said.

About 30 men got free haircuts. The barbershop also served food and snacks throughout the day.

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