The Right to Read


Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, Jun 19 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Director:Jenny Mackenzie


FILM + POST SCREENING Q&A with guests including Dr. Robert Morris, chair of the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP Education Committee.

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.