“What we have to do is give a damn about these kids.. That’s where it begins. It’s that basic, it’s that simple. We have to care.”

- LeVar Burton, Executive Producer

A Special Free Screening: The Right To Read

The Right to Read features the unwavering dedication of one NAACP member, Kareem Weaver, and his lifelong commitment to ensuring all students can read—the foundational skill to succeed in today’s Information Age. We see footage from his early days as an elementary school teacher, his early days as a new father, and his current days as a literacy advocate fighting to change systems to solve the US literacy crisis.

As we know from decades of scientific research, we have all the tools to teach everyone how to read. But not all students are being taught the same. Civil rights guarantee equal social opportunities and a public education under the law, regardless of race or socio-economic background. High-quality and science-based literacy instruction should be guaranteed by a public education in the US for all children. Watch Movie Preview

Due to limited capacity, tickets are required

Date: Wednesday, June 26th
Location: IBE  Headquarters Banquet Hall, 601 N. Shortridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Time: Reception starts at 4:00, Screening at 5:00

There will be a panel discussion featuring Dr. Kymyona Burk, Senior Policy Fellow for Early Literacy at the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), immediately following the screening.

Attendees who are teachers in Indiana will receive 1 PGP for attending.

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