Did you know that there are over 400,000 people who are illiterate in Cincinnati? Join us to learn more about this issue as we host a panel discussion on illiteracy in Cincinnati. How big is the problem? What’s the cause? How does it impact our community? What can we do?
Our panel of five local experts on this topic will each talk about why literacy is an important issue, how it impacts our community, and what we can do about it. Then we’ll open to discussion up to questions from the audience.
Susan M. Vilardo
Executive Director of The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties.
James P. Canfield, PhD
CAHS School of Social Work; Author; Professor. Dr. Canfield has extensive experience working with the homeless and the issues surrounding adult literacy.
Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. Lynne holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
English/Language Arts curriculum manager for Cincinnati Public Schools.
Manager of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s William Hueneke Homework Center and Adult Learning Center.
The panel discussion will be held on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30 – 8 P.M. at the Newport Library on 901 E 6th St, Newport, KY 41071. We will have refreshments and snacks available from 6:00 – 6:30 P.M.
Our after party will be at Newberry Bros. Coffee and bar at 530 Washington Avenue in Newport, KY. The after party will be 8:00 – 9:30 P.M.
There is a parking lot at the Newport Library. Newberry Bros. has a parking lot across the street, but keep an eye out to avoid spots that are marked for residents.