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Why literacy should be a right: The case for a Kalamazoo where everyone can read
November 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In partnership with the WMU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Kalamazoo Literacy Council Executive Director Michael D. Evans presents a fall class series entitled
Why literacy should be a right: The case for a Kalamazoo where everyone can read.
- Registration is required: Click here to register
- Please note that this is a three-part class series: Nov 6, 13, and 20
Literacy is a skill that everyone needs to reach their full potential. With the Read by Grade Three Law that requires children to read at grade level before passing, equipping parents to be better “first-teachers” to their children is more important than ever. Literacy is central to success in the workplace, in education, and in health. It is an issue that impacts everyone in Kalamazoo County. We will examine illiteracy’s negative impact on the community, discuss strategies being used to reach the county’s more than 25,000 struggling adult readers, and explore literacy as a social justice issue.