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The Right to Read
May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership for an exclusive screening of The Right to Read.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
UW – Milwaukee
Student Union Cinema
Doors open 6:00 p.m.
Program begins 6:30 p.m.
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.
Register today as seats are limited.
Popcorn and movie theater snacks.
Register at the link below-