The Right To Read

This screening is a benefit for the Children’s Book Project!

Teacher Sabrina Causey, who is featured in the film, will be providing an introduction to the film.

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. Directed by Jenny Mackenzie and executive produced by Levar Burton.

Anyone who brings a new youth or children’s book to donate to the Children’s Book Project will receive a free small popcorn!

Runtime
1h 11m
Year
2023
Director
Jenny Mackenzie
Format
DCP
First Showing
June 19, 2024
Categories
  • Assisted Listening

Showtimes

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:30 PM
Location Big Roxie

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