Today Is International Literacy Day!

illiteracy, literacy education, adult illiteracy, illiterate, functional literacyEach year on September 8 we commemorate International Literacy Day. Created by the United Nations, this holiday highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Many reports show a clear connection between illiteracy and countries suffering from severe poverty, and prejudice against women.

Illiteracy is a debilitating and crippling disorder. In the United States of America, where there is a tremendous amount of free resources in libraries around the country, as well as the abundance of educational institutions around us, the conversation about the rising and staggering statistics in illiteracy should not be a topic of conversation. Illiteracy is enslavement. It is bondage in the most degrading degree. What can you do to help erradicate this infestation in your community today?

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