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Right to Read Documentary Screening

This CEHHS event is being co-sponsored by the Tennessee Reading Research Center and the DEI Team. Open to members of the public and to those within UT System with an interest in literacy as a form of social justice.

After a welcome, the documentary The Right to Read will be screened (1 hour 20 minutes) and followed by a facilitated discussion (30 minutes) and closing. The film features the work of Oakland NAACP activist and former teacher Kareem Weaver, who believes literacy is our most important civil right. It also features schools and families in California, Virginia, and Mississippi as they address children’s literacy.

The event is aligned with President Boyd’s and Chancellor Plowman’s charge for UTK to be a leader in literacy, and it is aligned with the DEI action plan.

Tuesday, September 19 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

John C Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium, Room 101
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN

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Exhibits & Films


Teaching & Learning, Diversity & Inclusion


General Public


College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences


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Trace Riggs

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