The Kalamazoo Right to Literacy Project will engage residents, leaders, volunteers, educators, and adult learners in a community-wide discussion about literacy as a social justice issue. A series of book clubs, book talks, and classes will take place October – December around Kalamazoo. Our featured book is Hot Dogs and Hamburgers: Unlocking Life’s Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age by Rob Shindler and the Declaration for the Right to Literacy to guide the discussion. 

Grab your FREE copy at the KLC or at Read and Write Kalamazoo

“Through ‘Hot Dogs & Hamburgers,’ I wanted to show that by solving the problem of illiteracy, we create productive individuals that positively contribute to society.” –Rob Shindler  

Check out Rob’s videos to see him in action and hear his amazing story. 

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Book Club:

Thursdays, beginning October 24th @ 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Reading Center at Goodwill Industries | 420 E. Alcott | (269) 382-0490 ext. 211

Book Talks: 

Meet the Author! Thursday, December 12th @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Rob will share his incredible story, host a Q&A, and autograph books. His enthusiasm will have you laughing out loud! Don’t miss it. KPL Central Branch | Van Deusen Community Room | (269) 553-7800 | RSVP

Adult Literacy Research and Training Symposium, December 13th @ 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join tutors, literacy advocates, and service providers for a day of learning, sharing, networking and fun. Featuring keynote and workshop by Rob Shindler. | WMU’s Fetzer Center | 2251 Business Ct. | Kalamazoo |(269) 387-3232 | Agenda and Registration 

1 in 8 adults in Kalamazoo County struggle to read.

These adults struggle to read to their children, fill out a job application or understand medical information. But you can make a difference in their lives and your community.

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