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Right to Read Symposium

March 25, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT


Breaking Down Barriers to Education Equity

During this full-day professional learning opportunity, we will unpack the Ontario Human Right’s Commission’s Right to Read Inquiry’s recommendations, and discuss how to move forward together. This online symposium will feature both international and local experts who will share their knowledge, experience, and expertise regarding each of the areas related to the key recommendations.


Opening Remarks by Patricia DeGuire, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission

Kareem Weaver, M. Psych, Member of the Oakland NAACP Education Committee, a leader of Full and Complete Reading is a Universal Mandate (FULCRUM).

Dr. Jennifer Buckingham, Director of Strategy at MultiLit and a Senior Research Fellow in the MultiLit Research Unit

Dr. Nadine Gaab, Associate professor of Education at Harvard University

Dr. Kim St. Martin, Associate director of Michigan’s MTSS Technical Assistance Center

Dr. Todd Cunningham, C. Psych, Clinic Founder and Practice Supervisor

Kelly Butler, Chief Executive Officer of The Barksdale Reading Institute (BRI)


This zoom session will be recorded; all registrants will receive a link to watch the recordings beginning on March 30th. The recordings will be available for one year.

Participants who attend the live workshop will receive a certificate of attendance for 6 hours; we can not provide certificates of attendance to those who watch the recordings.


Click on Go To Website to register and learn more.