The Right to Read

Wednesday, June 19 1 & 7pm

Q&A Following 7pm show with Petaluma City Schools Trustee Joanna Paun, Sonoma Valley Unified School District Trustee Celeste Winders and Language and Literacy Coordinator at the Sonoma County Office of Education Lauren Ridgway

A portion of Proceeds donated to Sonoma County Libraries

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.

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Running Time 71 min

Genre Documentary

MPAA Rating Not Rated

Kareem Weaver

Directed by
Jenny Mackenzie

Admission & Prices

Adult $7.00
Senior (62+) $5.00
Child (11 and under) $5.00