All Children Reading: Literacy, Libraries, and Development in West Africa
Thursday, November 19
noon - 1 p.m.
Nobili Dining Room
Please join the University Library for this exciting Literary Cuisine luncheon.
Professor Michael Kevane, Department of Economics and Co-Director for West Africa of Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL), will speak about the importance of literacy for development.
He will also emphasize the place of reading fiction (leisure reading) in improving literacy and shaping character, how big an effect libraries have on reading, and the activities of FAVL in supporting 34 libraries in Burkina Faso, a West African country. Along the way, Professor Kevane will give the audience short readings from his favorite literature from West Africa.
The Adobe Lodge will prepare a West African themed lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All proceeds from this event will benefit FAVL.
Please direct ADA/504 accommodation requests to Joanne Britton (408-551-1753, TTY 1-800-735-2929, email@example.com) at least 48 hours prior to the event.