NJ Legacy of Literacy Coalition Screening of “The Right to Read”
Join us for an eye-opening documentary screening of “The Right to Read” in three cities across New Jersey! Presented by JerseyCAN, this compelling film sheds light on the dire consequences of illiteracy, such as homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration, and stresses the importance of literacy as a fundamental right. As Kareem puts it, “What good is winning the right to vote if we can’t even read the ballot?”
As we embark on this Literacy Tour, we invite you to start a conversation about how we can improve literacy in our communities and advocate for it as a civil right. After the screening, there will be a discussion about how to address the literacy crisis in our communities.
Don’t miss this opportunity to unite and make a difference for our children and civil rights. The documentary will be screened in:
ON HOLD: Asbury Park, Bradley Elementary School on May 24th at 6:30 pm
ON HOLD: Camden, Camden Public Library- Ferry Ave on May 31st at 5:30 pm
To learn more about the documentary and reserve your seat, please complete the RSVP form.
“Illiteracy is one of the most solvable issues of our time. We have the research. We have the practice. We have to do what’s best for our children.” – Dr. Kymyona Burk, Foundation for Excellence in Education.
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.
Screenings have been temporarily paused. Please check back again soon for more information.