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625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601

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Join us for a powerful evening focused on literacy equity and a screening of the acclaimed documentary "The Right to Read." The film screening will be followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion. The film delves into the critical importance of early literacy development and the challenges many children face in achieving reading proficiency.

The panel discussion will feature insightful perspectives from local experts, including:

  • Birth-kindergarten education specialist: Gain insights into the foundation of early literacy development.
  • Hickory Public Schools representative: Hear about local initiatives and challenges in promoting literacy equity.
  • Director of the Joseph Hill Reachback Tutorial program: Learn about impactful community programs supporting literacy access.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about collaborative solutions aimed at closing the literacy gap. 

Co-sponsored by the Lenoir-Rhyne University of School of Education and the NAACP Hickory Branch.

  • Jennifer Heller
  • Benjamin Gogg

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