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2021 DFW Literacy Symposium
October 8 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Registration has now closed – thank you for your interest!
The DFW Symposium will be held at the George W. Hawkes Library and the Arlington City Council Chambers, two venues on the same block. Here’s a map, along with venue and parking instructions.
Registrant check-in will open at 6:30 am in the Council Chambers building, with the day officially beginning at 7 am. Registrants will be allocated a group, A or B, for the day’s sessions.
Opening session (7:15 am – 8:45 am): “Overcoming the Impact of Poverty on the Brain,” Dr. Horacio Sanchez, Resiliency Inc.
Session #1 (9 am – 12:30 pm):
GROUP A: Poverty Simulation, ACH Child and Family Services
GROUP B: “Beyond Poverty & Trauma with Adult Literacy,” Theresa Sands, TCALL
Lunch – provided for all registrants (12:30 pm – 1:15 pm)
Session #2 (1:30 pm – 5 pm):
GROUP B: Poverty Simulation, ACH Child and Family Services
GROUP A: “Beyond Poverty & Trauma with Adult Literacy,” Theresa Sands, TCALL
Wondering about the link between poverty and literacy? The National Institute for Literacy estimates that 43% of adults with very low literacy skills live in poverty. About 70% of adult welfare recipients have lower level literacy skills on the National Assessment of the Adult Literacy. Poverty and low literacy can become a generational vicious circle – which you can help break. Come along to this FREE symposium, offered by the Tarrant Literacy Coalition in conjunction with Literacy Texas, and find out how.
Please note: We care about you and your family’s health and want to keep this event as safe as we can. Masks are required at the symposium, regardless of vaccination status. A disposable mask and hand sanitizer will be provided for all participants and registration numbers will be capped in order to maintain as much social distancing as possible.