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(Pictures Courtesy of 2014 Bay Area Family Litracy Day Event @ B&N, Emeryviile) all rights reserverd.
G.E.M.S., Inc. is honored to collaborate and partner in producing our next Bay Area Family Literacy Day event with the African-American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO). This year’s mission is dedicated to promote literacy with the theme of “Education is Life". The event features interactive literacy enrichment experiences for youth, aspiring writers/authors and families in the areas of reading and writing, health and finance. Enjoy a full day of educational, motivational and inspirational activities and special guests meet & greets for the entire family.
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!! Here's a sample list of what to expect....
- AUTHOR MEET & GREET / BOOK SIGNINGS
- SPOKEN WORD
- KIDS ACTIVITIES
- KEYNOTE SPEAKERS / WORKSHOPS
- MUSEUM TOURS
- AND MORE......
FREE WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACTIVITIES (ALL DAY) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morning Speakers: Youth & Children Audience
Early Afternoon Speakers: Teen & Young Adult Audience
Late Afternoon Speakers: Adult Audience
Get Your Book Done in 30 Days or Less! - Have you ever dreamed of writing and publishing a book but don’t know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring writers and publishers to get rid of their excuses and publish a book this year!
"The Scholarship Thief: Behind the Scenes College Prep" - Essay writing, discovering your scholarship profile, the importance of attending college, and some next steps to get you started. There will be opportunities to answer student questions, and point them in the right direction towards their goals.
"Read So You Can Lead" - Learn and discuss the benefits of reading, what happens when you can't read, and "To Code Switch or Not" -- Knowing when and where to relax your language.
POST-EVENT RECEPTION ($20/ticket donation) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Evening: VIP RECEPTION *Register to Purchase Tickets.
For Event Sponsorship Opportunitites please visit: Sponsorship Packages
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
FREE (weekend) parking garage on 14th & Clay (gray garage building)
BART 12th Street Station (nearest station to event venue)
AC Transit Bus
Emergy-Go-Round Bus (FREE)
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Visit us online at inspirelife.gems-edu.org or on social media FB (Bay Area Family Literacy Day)
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No minimal age requirement. However, all children must be attended by an adult or guardian.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No outside food / drinks, prohibited inside the museum.