Tutors play a significant role in community literacy organizations and this conference focuses on the current economic crisis – with panels discussions on workforce and training issues around the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Conference organizer is Literacy Powerline. Phone: 979.289.5175. Thursday, June 11, 2009 – Saturday, June 13, 2009. Hyatt Regency Buffalo NY. For more info visit www.literacypowerline.com.
On the final day of the conference, literacy leaders from across the country will gather for a "Right To Literacy Convention". They will debate and vote on resolutions that will become a platform to organize for system change. Regional delegates will represent their constituent groups at the Convention, in the tradition of the famous 1848 Women’s Rights Seneca Falls Convention. The committee welcomes others who want to help shape this historic event. Contact Margery Freeman 718.918.2716 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.