Tuesday, January 21, 9:00 - 10:30 AM - Fox Valley Literacy
To celebrate Fox Valley Literacy's 30th Anniversary, we will be highlighting student and volunteer stories of Roots and Resiliency at our Faces of Literacy celebration in the fall. If you're interested in sharing your story, or just want to learn more, join us for one of our storytelling workshops. The workshop will give you tools to select and organize your story and begin to tell it in your own words.
Saturday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00 PM - Appleton Public Library
Dr. Pafoua (Pam) Her was part of the earliest Hmong families that resettled in the United State as political refugees after the Vietnam War. Dr. Her will discuss her personal experiences as a refugee child, young adult and woman in the United States and how she forged her identity and leveraged her experiences to create understanding, inclusion and unity. She will also discuss many aspects and traditions of the Hmong culture such as marriages, funerals, family relationships, clan structures, and more.
Thursday, January 30, 5:30 - 7:30 PM - Fox Valley Literacy
Living Undocumented follows eight families as U.S. immigration policies and implementation practices shift. We will build understanding of what it means at this point in history to live in the United States without documentation and discuss changes in the immigration system over time.
Monday, February 3, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
If an adult learner comes for literacy programming and mentions they’ve always had learning difficulties, are there signs to look for, in the absence of a formal diagnosis? If an adult learner says they think they have dyslexia what strategies can volunteer tutors use? What are controlled readers? How do they work? Are they helpful for adults? Where can we get them?
Friday, February 7, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Learn from experts on census and voting and how you can help learners engage in these important areas.
Wednesday, February 12, 9:15 - 10:15 AM - Appleton Public Library, Room C
Anne Schauman from the Alternative Center for Education will offer an overview of some key learning differences and techniques for tailoring instruction to students' needs. You will leave with more confidence and skill to lead effective classes for students at all levels, with and without known learning differences or disabilities.
Thursday February 27, 5:30 - 7:30 PM - Fox Valley Literacy
Based on Douglas A. Blackmon's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the film illuminates how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, persisting until the onset of World War II. Following the documentary, we will discuss the effects of this part of our history on society and individuals today.