Sunday, September 13, 2009

Poor adult literacy negatively effects kids

DC residents, service providers, government officials, advocates, and others should plan on attending the September 29 event "Is Reading Really Fundamental? How Adult Literacy is Related to Different Social Issues."

This event, being held from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St NW), will highlight how adult literacy is connected to issues such as unemployment, health care, immigration, and poverty - all of which effect children and youth.   The Adult Literacy Resource Center at the DC Public Library is partnering with DC LEARNS to bring featured speaker Talmadge Guy to the District to discuss this important issue.   Dr. Guy is the author of Providing Culturally Relevant Adult Education: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century.

RSVP by September 20 by emailing Benjamin [DOT] merrion [AT] dc [DOT] gov, by calling (202) 727-2431, or by registering on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/adultliteracy.