Monday, February 16, 2015

Robert Shindler :: Literacy Advocate to Talk at Elmhurst College about How Reading Changes Lives

Literacy Advocate to Talk at Elmhurst College about How Reading Changes Lives
Author Robert Shindler will talk about promoting literacy as a matter of social justice 2.16.2015 by Morgan Searles

Robert Shindler was looking for ways to help his son overcome a reading deficiency when he decided to volunteer with the Literacy Chicago organization. Working with a diverse group of adult learners, Shindler received his own education about the realities of learning disabilities and adult illiteracy.

A Chicago-attorney and author, Shindler recently partnered with the United Church of Christ on Reading Changes Lives, the UCC’s ongoing, churchwide initiative to raise awareness about the impact of illiteracy on a range of social justice issues.

Shindler will present Reading Changes Lives on March 8 at Elmhurst College.

Robert Shindler is the author of Hotdogs & Hamburgers: Unlocking Life’s Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age, which chronicles his journey to help his son and his experiences at Literacy Chicago. Last fall, the UCC used Shindler’s book for their all-church “One Read” program, hoping the book would make people aware of the importance of closing the literacy gap and would inspire them to get involved.

Shindler continues his work at Literacy Chicago, and also has begun tutoring inmates at the Cook County Jail. He is the founder of Abogados America, a small law firm in Chicago that specializes in representing the Hispanic community.  READ MORE !

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