Join us for an exciting evening full of hope, healing, and recovery!

About the event

Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. | Program Begins: 6:30 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

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Featuring special guest, Lou Gossett Jr.

The CADA Annual Dinner is proudly presented by Willis-Knighton Health System




His voice is distinct and he commands the screen with quiet authority. As one of the most respected African American actors, Lou Gossett Jr. has established a highly honored career in film, on television, and the stage. 

As an impassioned activist, Gossett firmly believes in giving back to the community by empowering all races and cultures. His passion stems from a number of difficult experiences he has faced, including a personal battle with addiction and recovery. As Founder of Eracism Foundation, he focuses on eradicating racism and social ignorance while planting the positive seeds of tolerance and cultural awareness with children. He believes that if we treat our children as our primary commodity in sustaining the future, we will move towards a more unified world.

Charismatic and engaging, Gossett tells the truth on how we can enrich ourselves and teach our children, one generation at a time, how to live a better life. “One mentality cannot run the world anymore, we need to communicate with each other without resorting to violence to create peace, care for our planet, and encourage the cooperation between races, religions, and communities.”



About CADA

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana (CADA) is a non-profit focused on treating those suffering from addiction. Since 1958, CADA’s mission has been to provide addiction treatment to everyone, regardless of a person’s age or ability to pay. CADA operates four facilities, offering 14 residential and outpatient programs. CADA clients include adolescents, adults, pregnant women, families, and veterans.