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Literacy Summit 2017
Memphis Marriott East
Memphis, TN
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Literacy Summit 2017
Join nonprofit and government agencies, community advocates, volunteers and parents to network, develop new skills and share promising practices. This literacy event offers a wide range of sessions presented by local, state and national educators. Sessions are designed to provide you with new ideas and hands-on strategies that you can put to work for your program and students. Sessions promise to be interactive and are sure to help expand your knowledge on a variety of topics related to education, literacy, advocacy and parent engagement.

This year's event features Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of "Hope and Healing in Urban Education" and "Black Youth Rising, Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America" among others.

*Schedule of events:

8:30 - Registration

9:00 - Welcome

9:15 - Keynote, Dr. Shawn Ginwright

10:15 - Literacy Mid-South Address

11:00 - First Breakout Session

12:00 - Lunch

1:10 - Second Breakout Session

2:20 - Third Breakout Session

4:00 - Conclude

Confirmed Breakout Sessions include:

Volunteer Recruitment and Utilization for a Summer Program - Refugee Empowerment Program
Summer Program Planning - Memphis Teacher Residency
Family and Community Engagement - The Emmanuel Center
The Importance of Eye Examinations - The Southern College of Optometry
Reach Out and Read - LeBonheur, ft. Dr. Jason Yaun
LENA Start Program - Seeding Success

*The schedule and breakout sessions are subject to change.


Memphis Marriott East
5795 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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