Literary Lunch Break
The New Mexico Coalition for Literacy estimates that 46 percent of adults in New Mexico can’t read or write above the sixth grade level. C’mon, people, that’s atrocious! Get over to a free event at the Outpost Performance Center (210 Yale SE) and do whatever you can to make that percentage plummet. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, you can pack a lunch and bring it over to “A Celebration of Literacy,” an event in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of UNESCO’s Literacy Day, which seeks to raise awareness of issues of illiteracy all over the world. Some notable New Mexicans including Sen. Dede Feldman, Mayor Richard Berry and his wife Maria Berry, as well as literacy advocate Marten Griego—will read short passages of their favorite writing. Of course, if you’re reading this right now you’re probably aboard the support-the-cause boat. There are lots of people who can’t read this at all. If you know one of them, bring him or her too, because this is an entry into a world where reading isn’t a struggle.
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