Screening & Panel: 1.5 Million
Join Word Up for a screening of Gregory Hernandez’s film 1.5 Million about the literacy crisis in the Bronx, the home where he was born and raised. Gregory lays out the grim stats on illiteracy, poverty, and outcomes, then introduces viewers to the people in the Bronx who are making a difference. He shows that access to literature at the library, school library, classroom library, at home, and within your community is essential.
At the end of the screening, Veronica Santiago Liu, founder of Word Up, will join the director for a discussion about literacy in the neighborhood.
This event is a $5 suggested donation ticket with 30 max attendees. Please register in advance.
In compliance with Word Up Community Safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must wear a mask inside.
Word Up Community Bookshop is located at 2113 Amsterdam Ave. (& 165th St.) in Washington Heights, NYC. You can take the 1 train to 168th St and the A/C train to 163rd or 168th St.
Word Up Community Safety Guidelines
MASKING POLICY: All attendees ages 2 and older must wear a mask at all times when indoors at the store at Word Up and Recirculation.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Word Up Community Bookshop reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including but not limited to safety concerns.
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PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY: Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is a fully wheelchair-accessible space with one ADA-compliant ramp from the street level to the store. Some of our bookcases and tables are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. Our visitor bathroom is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral. Our events are mic’d for sound. Free ASL interpretation is available for most programs upon request; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request interpretation as early as possible. The space is not scent or chemical free but we do our best to minimize the use of chemicals and scents throughout the space and use nontoxic materials whenever possible. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.