The Truth About Reading May 25, 2023

Limestone Learning Foundation
The Truth About Reading May 25, 2023
Posted on 05/12/2023
Image of TTAR graphicThe Limestone District School Board, in partnership with Queen’s University Faculty of Education, is pleased to host a private screening of The Truth About Reading, a new eye-opening documentary film that brings light to a hidden crisis and compels audiences to take action to end illiteracy once and for all. 

The film will make its Ontario premiere Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Duncan McArthur Auditorium, Queen’s University. 
- Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a community carousel.
- Event starts at 6:30 p.m.
- With special guest Canadian entrepreneur David Chalk, whose literacy journey is documented in this film.
- Admission is FREE, but we encourage attendees to bring a non-perishable food item for Partners in Mission Food Bank.

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From Emmy-Award® winning director Nick Nanton comes a new eye-opening documentary film, The Truth About Reading. Literacy experts from across America, emphasize the seriousness of the illiteracy crisis and share how the implementation of science and evidence-based practices can transform lives and ensure that every child learns how to read.

The documentary highlights the stories of David Chalk, a Canadian entrepreneur, and John Corcoran, two men who didn’t learn how to read and write until they were adults. Following their stories gives a glimpse into the hard truth of how illiteracy and sub-literacy impede a person’s ability to truly thrive. While the film illustrates the painful reality of life for individuals impacted by illiteracy, it also reminds viewers that the issue is not one that affects just a few struggling readers, but one that affects countless children and adults and weakens the very fabric of our society.

Mr. Chalk will be joining the event after the screening and will be speaking about his literacy journey.

Filled with powerful emotion, a deep sense of urgency, and an overarching spirit of hope, The Truth About Reading brings light to a hidden crisis and compels audiences to take action to end illiteracy once and for all. Please join us for this exclusive screening May 25, 2023.

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The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.