sf|noir photos by Scott Chernis.sf|noir photos by Scott Chernis.sf|noir photos by Scott Chernis.

“It is precisely because education is the road to equality and citizenship, that it has been made more elusive for Negroes than many other rights.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Great African American Read-In!

February 24, 2012

African American authors & illustrators
Inspire a love for reading
Read in a public school classroom

sf|noir, the San Francisco Unified School District, SF Education Fund and Citizen Hope invite you to be a part of a great day of service and help inspire a love of reading for thousands of elementary school children.

What: Hundreds of volunteers read out loud a book by a black author and/or illustrator in elementary school classrooms across San Francisco.

When: Friday, February 24, 2012. Start time is 9:00 or 10:00 am depending on school site. The duration is 30-60 minutes.

Where: Elementary schools throughout San Francisco. School assignments are given to you at the brief training.

Why: Celebrate black contributions to literature
Inspire a love for reading

How: Sign up online or via phone 415.749.3700. There is a brief training required. At the training you will learn tips on reading aloud and be assigned to a school site. We provide a list of suggested books by grade level. You can borrow your book from the library or purchase your book and donate it to the class.

Workshop dates
Location: San Francisco Education Fund offices, 1550 Bryant Street, Suite 650, San Francisco
Time: the workshop is offered two times per date 6pm and 7pm.

Tuesday, January 31
Wednesday, February 1
Thursday, February 2
Tuesday, February 7
Wednesday, February 8
Thursday, February 9
Monday, February 13
Wednesday, February 15
Thursday, February 16
Tuesday, February 21
Wednesday, February 22


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