August 07, 2023

Philly! Don’t miss a FREE screening of The Right to Read on August 29!

The Right to Read is an incredible documentary. It shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two families fighting to provide our children with the most foundational indicator of lifelong success: the ability to read.

The film takes a deep dive into some of the root causes of the literacy crisis and ways we can fight it.

Join us for a free film screening of this acclaimed documentary, followed by a panel discussion with local education leaders. We’ll cover insights into Philly's early literacy crisis, shifting policies and innovative initiatives, and share tools to help ensure our children become the strong readers they deserve to be.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
5:00-8:30 PM
The Fillmore Philadelphia
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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PANELISTS
-Sharif El-Mekki, Center for Black Educator Development
-Dr. Nyshawana Francis-Thompson, School District of Philadelphia
-Laura Boyce, Teach Plus
-Angel Osorio Pizarro, Teach for America
-Philly Reading Captains
-Angela Marks, Reading Allowed (moderator)

REMARKS
-Senator Vincent Hughes
-Dr. Watlington, School District of Philadelphia
-Jenny Bogoni, Read by 4th

This event is presented by: Read by 4th, the School District of Philadelphia, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, Read2Succeed, the Center for Black Educator Development, Reading Allowed, Teach for America Greater Philadelphia, and Joyful Readers.