Concordia University Chicago and the Chicago Literacy Alliance are proud to co-sponsor a celebration of International Literacy Day on the Concordia-Chicago campus on Sept. 8 from 4-6 p.m. Educators, parents and community members of all ages are invited to celebrate literacy as demonstrated in presentations, performances and interactive experiences.
Literacy groups will be on site to share their activities and educate attendees about literacy services being offered in the area. “We plan to have performances by Spoken Word, Giant Word Winder games and local authors, among other activities,” said Dr. Dara Soljaga, professor of curriculum, language and literacy at Concordia University Chicago. “All who are passionate about literacy are welcome.”
International Literacy Day was established in 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in order to shine a spotlight on the importance of literacy to individuals and communities all over the world.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Koehneke Community Center at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. Advance registration is recommended at http://bit.ly/intlitday.