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The Right to Read: Documentary Film Screening

The Right to Read: Documentary Film Screening In-Person

The Blue Hill Public Library is sponsoring a screening of the 2023 documentary The Right to Read on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30pm in the library's Howard Room.

Directed by Jenny Mackenzie, the film shares the stories of an activist, teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read. 

When a child can’t read, their chances of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment increase. That's why Oakland-based NAACP activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time and is fighting for better reading instruction. “What good is winning the right to vote if we can’t even read the ballot?” Fed up with the bleak reading scores in his own community, Kareem files a petition with the Oakland Unified School District demanding change.

The film runtime is 80 minutes, and will be shown in the library's Howard Room. For more information, please call the library at 374-5515, or email Kayleigh at kayleigh.thomas@bhpl.net

Thursday, June 20, 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Howard Room
  Children     General/Adult     Young Adult  

Event Organizer

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Kayleigh Thomas

Assistant Director
(207) 374-5515 x11.