February 17, 2011Matthew Olivier
Guest post by LitWorld
What would you miss most if you could not read or write? Imagine your world without words.
Let’s join together and read aloud for a collective 774 million minutes in support of the 774 million people worldwide who cannot read or write.
With this global rally we show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people and we lend all our voices to the Global Literacy Movement.
Let the children of the world know we believe in the power of words and stories to change their lives.
“I know the day is coming when global literacy isn’t fiction. I don’t know how long it will take, but I know that day will come.” – 10 year-old World Read Aloud Day Participant
Visit litworld.org to participate in World Read Aloud Day and to “Read it Forward” and donate to LitWorld’s mission to change the world with the power of words.
Please also include these links in your post:
- Register to participate in World Read Aloud Day through this link: http://www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday
- For ideas on how to celebrate World Read Aloud Day: http://www.litworld.org/worldreadalouddayactivities
- How to celebrate via Social Media: http://www.litworld.org/worldreadalouddayblog/2011/2/1/join-the-global-literacy-rally-via-social-media.html
We also invite you to make your own video based on the video above! Please submit your videos answering the question, “What would you miss most if you could not read or write?” and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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