A celebration of International Literacy Day 2019 - 7 Sept

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites you to a free half-day conference to celebrate International Literacy Day 2019. The conference, which will look at how literacy changes lives, will focus on how we can all work together to help close the nation’s literacy gap and to create a more inclusive society. The conference will take place in the National College of Ireland, Dublin 1 on Friday 6 September from 10am - 1pm.


There are a lot of interesting speakers including Jason Vit, Head of Literacy Hubs at the National Literacy Trust in the UK, Professor Donal O’Shea, Consultant Endocrinologist and Dr Shana Cohen, Director of the Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC). 

Programme
 
Speakers and topics:

  • Introduction and MC 
    Joe Little, Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent, RTÉ News and Current Affairs

     
  • Low literacy costs, high literacy pays - Why good literacy skills are fundamental to the life chances of each citizen and to the development of an equal society - Dr Inez Bailey, Chief Executive, National Adult Literacy Agency
     
  • The personal consequences
     Adult literacy students Brian O'Donnell, Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (ETB), Galina Moraru, Kildare and Wicklow ETB and Michael Duffy, Cavan and Monaghan ETB
     
  • Health literacy and health inequality in Ireland
    Professor Donal O’Shea, Consultant Endocrinologist
     
  • Family, society and community 
    Jason Vit, Head of Literacy Hubs at the National Literacy Trust in the UK

     
  • Literacy in the workplace
    Representatives from Keelings and SOLAS, the further education and training authority
     
  • What's next? Developing a 10 year whole-of-government and whole-of-society framework for literacy in Ireland - Dr Shana Cohen, Director, Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC) 

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