On December 6, 2022, New Haven Reads hosted a literacy event at the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School, before an in-person audience of over two hundred people. The event featured national literacy experts Emily Hanford (American Public Media) and Kymyona Burk (ExcelinEd). Also featured were Dr. Margie Gillis (Literacy How), Dr. Tamu Lucero (Stamford Public Schools), Amy Dowell, and Ashley Stockton (New Haven Public Schools). Each had a unique perspective about the science behind reading and the importance of implementing Connecticut's Right to Read legislation.
The event was live-streamed by Education Reform Now, and watched by over 1,000 viewers. You can learn more about the event here and see the full recording below!