Add your signature to over 35,000 names on the Right to Literacy Scroll.
The Right to Literacy Scroll will be in Des Moines April 9-14. During the past three years, the Scroll has been in over 30 states and has over 35,000 signatures. This grassroots literacy campaign is the first since the civil rights movement, when thousands learned to write their names to be eligible to vote. The Scroll’s purpose is to raise awareness about the need for every child and adult to learn to read, and the need for the community to join forces to address this need. Opportunities for adding your signature to the Right to Literacy Scroll are identified below.
Adult Literacy Center – Drake University School of Education
3206 University, Room 124
Monday, April 9: 8 a.m. – noon and 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 11: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Drake University Hubbell Hall
Wednesday, April 11: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
DMPL Central Library – Gateway Gallery
10th and Locust
Tuesday, April 10: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Drake President David Maxwell and Mrs. Maxwell will sign the Right to Literacy Scroll in the President’s Office on Monday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. Governor Branstad will issue a literacy proclamation and sign the Scroll in his office on Thursday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m.
The Right to Literacy Scroll is in Des Moines in conjunction with the Health Literacy Iowa/New Readers Conference. For more information about the Literacy Scroll, or, adults in the greater Des Moines area who want more information about adult literacy services, please contact the Adult Literacy Center at Drake University at 515-271-3982 or contact Anne Murr.