United Way, UWS host reading event in honor of Martin Luther KingSuperior has never had a formal event to recognize one of the great leaders in the Civil Rights Movement. Superior has never had a formal event to recognize one of the great leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.
Superior has never had a formal event to recognize one of the great leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.
Now, the United Way of Superior-Douglas County is teaming up with the University of Wisconsin-Superior Center for Academic Service-Learning to make that happen.
The United Way and UWS are hosting a reading event in remembrance of Martin Luther King.
The kick-off starts at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Superior Public Library.
Terry D. McGlasson, an assistant professor of guidance and counseling at UWS, and Rev. Joel Huenemann, pastor of United Presbyterian Church in Superior, are featured speakers for the new event.
Many people from the community also are volunteering to read to children, but more volunteers are needed.
Martin Luther King stood for justice and equality. The reading event is focusing attention on the importance of reading and the potential for inequality in a children’s ability to read by the time they enter third grade. Several reading sites are scheduled from 4K programs, Headstart and elementary school classrooms and the public library in Superior. The Solon Springs School District is also a site for volunteers to read on this day.
Event organizers hope to create an interest in reading and books by helping children read.
Volunteers are encouraged to help read for a 2-3 hour span when they might be available; a half hour time slot and location will be chosen based on preferences.
Families are welcome to join in 6-7:30 p.m. at the Superior Public Library to hear stories read by local community members. Pajamas, robes and slippers may be worn to the evening event, with a guest appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog.
For information, contact the United Way at (715) 394-2733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.