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MONTAG FAMILY COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES: Early Language to Deep Literacy for Justice: A Prescription for Change with J. Washington, M. Seidenberg, L. Justice

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There is NO charge to attend. Please register HERE

The time is now to prioritize reading for every child – literacy is their right and our responsibility.

The truth is in front of us: most children in the US have been denied access to literacy by systems that have not equipped teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach reading to ALL children.

Join the Atlanta Speech School, our Rollins Center for Language and Literacy and its Cox Campus for a live, virtual forum featuring three renowned leaders in the fields of language and reading spanning the study of language and reading acquisition and the intersection of low literacy, poverty, and linguistic variation. In this forum, Drs. Justice, Seidenberg, and Washington will share the current state of research on early language and reading development and their recommendations for having children on a path of deep reading.

Equity is achievable and necessary for the future we hold as ideal, and It is only possible when every child can read. Only through proficiency can they access deep reading – and questioning, imagining better, and solving the world’s injustices. Through deep reading, we engage Personal reflection, Imagination, Empathy, Critical thinking, and Executive function – the PIECEs needed for a life of one’s choosing and the agency to impact the world.

Through this forum, parents, caregivers, teachers, and anyone concerned for our future can learn about the Science of Reading and the tangible acts you can carry from the event to move us all forward on the path to equity and justice.