Event (Past)

The Right to Read Movie Screening

American reading levels have been far below grade level for decades. When a child doesn't learn to read, their chances of incarceration, homelessness, and high school dropout increase. That's why Oakland-based NAACP activist Kareem Weaver's message is clear: literacy is the greatest civil right of our time. Directed by Jenny Mackenzie with LeVar Burton as an Executive Producer, this documentary reinforces the importance of literacy as a civil right and spotlights the national movement for the science of reading. Join Education Reform Now DC and others this Black History Month to learn about the nation's reading crisis and how to solve it. The first 100 to register will be guaranteed a FREE seat, food, and refreshments.