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Posted on: September 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Library Hosts Screening of Film Focusing on Adult Literacy

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Literacy Volunteers – Campbell County Public Library announces that the national cable TV show “Secret Lives of Americans” teamed with ProLiteracy to film an episode around an adult who struggles with low literacy skills. Literacy Volunteers is hosting a screening of this episode on Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 – 11 a.m. at the Rustburg Library, located at 684 Village Highway, Rustburg.

The event is free and open to the public. Literacy Volunteers asks those who want to attend to RSVP by calling 434-332-9561 or emailing ltharris@campbellcountyva.gov.

The screening event is called “Breaking the Silence – Your Neighbor’s Struggle for Literacy.”

“Secret Lives of Americans” is a groundbreaking documentary series that takes an unflinching look at the secrets people keep and the strength that it takes to reveal them to friends and family.

Lynne Wheeler, program manager of Literacy Volunteers, said, “Adult literacy is an important issue that affects each one of us. There are 36 million people in the United States who cannot read above a third grade level. This has an effect on our economy, healthcare, and K-12 education, and most of all, it limits those with low literacy from reaching their full potential. We hope that this episode will help create awareness of adult literacy and start the conversation to take action.”

Participant Media, the creators of “Secret Lives of Americans,” has earned 50 Academy Award nominations and 11 wins for films such as “Food, Inc.,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” and “Contagion.” Participant has also launched more than a dozen original series for its television network, Pivot TV.

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