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National Literacy Month 2022

Literacy for All: A Wholistic Path to Community Empowerment

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

National Literacy Month

Dallas – Say It Loud! Readers and Writers and the Tulisoma South Dallas Book Club is hosting a community conversation acknowledging National Literacy Month at the African American Museum of Dallas located at 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210. This community discussion was stimulated by the success of the Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair held on August 20, 2022, and the unfortunate recent news of the math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds that fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic.

We have assembled a panel of educators, writers, authors, literacy advocates and literary activist to engage in a community dialogue about the aforementioned. A reception and book signing will be held before the conversation from 5:30 to 6:15 pm CST. The conversation starts promptly at 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m. CST.

The panelists and moderator are as follows:

Dr. Helen Benjamin, retired English professor and editor of How We Got Over: Growing up in the Segregated South

Victor McGlothin, national best-selling author and writing coach.

Michel Diego Osornio Miranda, Manager, Martin Luther King Public Library in Dallas.

Stephanie Sanders, financial advisor, and founder of a women’s empowerment non-profit.


Patrick M. Oliver, author, literary consultant, and founder Say It Loud!

The events are free and open to the public.

Social distancing and mask wearing will be encouraged and will be made available. 

Our story and the community

Since 1997 Say It Loud! Readers and Writers has provided opportunities for young people and adults to engage in literary activities and events to encourage their personal, educational and career aspirations. Writing workshops, book discussions, readings, and symposiums were held at libraries, bookstores, educational institutions, book fairs, conferences, and businesses.

“Culturally relevant activities and literary arts projects create infinite possibilities for young people in communities.” — Patrick M. Oliver, literary consultant, author, Founder and CEO, Say It Loud! Readers and Writers

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