Unlocking Literacy: Navigating Challenges in Early Reading
Ahead of International Literacy Day, Chemonics International is hosting a hybrid event, in partnership with Reading Partners and Room to Read, affording literacy champions a safe space to dialogue and reflect on critical issues around reading and literacy.
Literacy skills allow learners to seek information, explore the depths of subjects, and understand the world around them. However, foundational literacy is the civil rights issue of our generation. This event will allow for essential discussion about how the learning crisis post-COVID is being addressed internationally and nationally, and bridge the perceived gap between US-based literacy and reading programs and national reading programs being implemented across the globe.
The event will include a screening of selected clips from The Right to Read, accompanied by a panel discussion.
- Lesley Younge, middle school teacher, Maret School, and writer
- Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, policy and technical leadership lead, USAID Center for Education
- Heather Simpson, chief program officer, Room to Read
- Dr. Kenya Dugger, senior director of diversity, equity and inclusion, Chemonics International
- Audu Liman, head of the Atiku Institute for Development and education technical lead, American University of Nigeria
- Dr. Katherine Norris, department chair, Curriculum and Instruction, Howard University
- Ashley Hill, education specialist, Chemonics International
- 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Registration (in person only)
- 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Welcome
- 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Keynote address
- 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Screening of selected clips from The Right to Read and associated discussion
- 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Networking, with drinks and appetizers (in person only)
Visit this page to learn more and register for the event.