Literacy and Social Justice

Literacy and Social Justice covers how the teaching of reading is deeply connected to social justice. For example, in Wisconsin, 11% of Black children read proficiently. Latinx, Asian and Native American students throughout Wisconsin also experience lower rates of reading proficiency. Reading educators join the panel to discuss literacy as a form of social justice for children in educationally marginalized communities.


Lisa Litzsey

Lisa Litzsey

Lisa Litzsey, MS is currently serving as the program manager for the UW-Milwaukee Institute for Urban Education (IUE), a UW-System sponsored program. She received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in elementary education with a minor in natural science. After teaching ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of reading/literacy as part of the social justice movement.
  • Gain better insight into educational and academic challenges in the school environment.


Watch for an email approximately one week prior to the course start date with instructions on setting up your username and password and accessing the online course site.

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Lisa Litzsey

Fee: $149

CEUs: .5, CEHs: 5

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 1040-15935

Note: This is an on-demand class, participants will receive an email invitation to join the canvas course once payment is received. Participants will have until 06/30/2024 to complete all course work. Please review our cancellation and withdrawal policy: FAQS

Registration Deadline: June 16, 2024

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