Hosted in partnership with NAACP Arlington and Arlington Public Schools

The Right to Read shares the stories of an activist, a 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.

Join Arlington Public Library, NAACP Arlington, and Arlington Public Schools for a documentary screening of this film.

Run time: 80 minutes.

Location: Wakefield High School Cafeteria (1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA, 22206)

Free. RSVP to receive an event reminder email. Attendance is first-come, first-seated until event capacity is reached.

For more information, contact LibraryPrograms@arlingtonva.us

Date:
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Wakefield High School, 1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206
Library:
*Off-Site
Audience:
Events for Adults Events for Elementary Schoolers Events for High Schoolers Events for Middle Schoolers Good for Parents
Categories:
Film
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

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