"Read the Past, Write the Future"- International Literacy Day
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Thursday, September 08, 2016
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Brown’s Ferry Elementary School hosted “Read the Past, Write the Future” on September 8, 2016 in observance of International Literacy Day. Fifty years ago, September 8th was officially proclaimed International Literacy Day to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities, and societies. Now, International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, organizations, communities, teachers, and learners.

Community members and local business leaders came to Brown’s Ferry Elementary School to read books to students, listen to students read, and help students write about the importance of literacy and their goals.  Guests included: Pastor Jarrett Washington and Hopewell A.M.E. Church members, Rev. Dr. Eddie Gamble Jr., Rev. Jason Coakley, Rev. Carl Anderson, Order of Eastern Star Lily of the Valley #352, Nikki Ewing (GKCU), and other community members.

BFES salutes these guests and thanks them for helping write the vision.


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