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The Right to Read (2023)

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Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 PM
Smith Opera House

The Right to Read follows Oakland NAACP activist, Kareem Weaver, who believes literacy is our most important civil right. With a focus on Black and brown children, Kareem demands Oakland schools bring in science-based reading instruction. First-grade teacher Sabrina Causey becomes one of his most critical allies. Despite heated debates on reading instruction, parents and advocates work to increase literacy rates throughout the country. In Virginia Beach, Teresa trains parents in oral language skills to prepare their children for kindergarten. In rural Mississippi, where only 21% of children can read, Melinda looks at educational technology to help her child receive vital reading skills.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA): Not Rated
Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

This showing is sponsored by:

Geneva Public Library
Geneva 2030
HWS Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning
Geneva NAACP
Finger Lakes Community College

Box Office, Tickets, and Seating

This show will be seated general admission- first come, first served.

The Smith’s box office will be open for in person of over the phone sales Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Tickets may also be purchased in person the night of the show. Doors open 1/2 hour before screening. Online tickets can be purchased at any time.