Join your Asheville and WNC community to learn more about the literacy crisis and what educators, families, and officials are doing around the country to turn the tide.
Free Documentary Screening
The Right to Read
WHEN: Tuesday, Mar 21
TIME: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Arthur R. Edington Center
(133 Livingston St., Asheville 28801)
Please click the button below to RSVP and reserve your spot.
*Light snacks provided*
The Right to Read shares the stories of an activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.
When a child can’t read, their chances of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment increase. That's why Oakland-based NAACP activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time and is fighting for better reading instruction. “What good is winning the right to vote if we can’t even read the ballot?” Fed up with the bleak reading scores in his own community, Kareem files a petition with the Oakland Unified School District demanding change.
This free screening is presented by Read to Succeed, UNC Asheville, and Literacy Together, with sponsorship support from Mosaic Realty.
NOTE: Additional screenings will be offered at UNC Asheville on Thursday, Apr 13 at 2 PM & 4 PM (The Grotto, Highsmith Student Union). Click the button above to RSVP for all screening options.
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