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Date: 25-Apr-2017

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: Saint Paul, MN

Address: Minnesota Literacy Council, 700 Raymond Ave Ste 180, Saint Paul, MN


Cost: FREE

Registration deadline: TUE. 4/25/17

Details: Those interested in literacy are invited to watch the documentary How Do You Spell Murder? This film explores the powerful connection between illiteracy and crime. "America's prisons are full of men and women who come from deteriorating urban neighborhoods with failing public school systems. Almost three-fourths of those incarcerated have not graduated from high school and a staggering 70 percent are functionally illiterate and read below a fourth grade level" (from the film’s website). How Do You Spell Murder? was filmed at New Jersey State Prison and "spotlights a flourishing inmate-run literacy program called L.I.F.E. – Learning Is For Everyone." The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Meagan Hymes and Abby Roza from Hennepin County’s Adult Correctional Facility in Plymouth. This film contains some explicit language. CEUs will be provided.

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