Saturday, July 18, 2009

Adult Literacy Conference Scheduled

If you are interested in being a part of the growing effort in adult education in the Upper Cumberland, attend a conference this Tuesday sponsored by the Commission on Community, Minority and Non-Formal Education of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education.The conference, co-facilitated by Deborah LeBlanc of National University and Elizabeth D. Ojo, of Tennessee Tech University, is open to anyone who currently works in adult education or has an interest in becoming a part of community efforts. “We want to create dialogue among the community about adult literacy and non-formal education,” said Ojo, conference coordinator. “Many people have talents they can share with adults, such as culinary skills or interests in books, that are very valuable,” Ojo explained. “Many times this type of education can foster an interest in formal education.”The keynote speaker will be Gloria Bonner, assistant to the president in Middle Tennessee State University’s Office for Community Engagement and Support. The conference will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tennessee Tech University’s Leona Lusk Officer Black Cultural Center. To register in time to reserve lunch, you must register by Monday at noon. The cost, including lunch, is $25. To register, contact Ojo at 931-372-3392.