Black Male Emergent Readers
Initiative Kickoff Celebration!
Featuring nationally acclaimed reading specialist and advocate, Dr. Alfred W. Tatum, PhD, as the virtual keynote speaker.
Tuesday, January 7th
Richmond Main Library
Dr. Tatum's research foci are adolescent literacy, teacher professional development, and the literacy development of African American males. He provides professional development support to schools across the nation interested in addressing the literacy needs of students characterized as vulnerable, particularly African-American adolescent males.
Dr. Tatum is the Interim Dean and Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education at University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of Reading for their Life: (Re) Building the Textual Lineages of African American Adolescent Males (2009) and the NCTE James N. Britton Award-winning Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap (2005), as well as numerous articles on the subject of adolescent literacy, especially concerning African American males.
Dr. Tatum’s presentation via Skype is free and open to the public, but seating is limited; please call 804-646-7223 to reserve your seat.