Empowering Parent Advocacy in the Literary Movement

In the pursuit of ensuring every student receives evidence-based literacy instruction, the power of parent advocacy has emerged as a formidable force within the movement. What does it look like for parents to authentically harness their own experience to push for instructional change – and how can their voices be productively and effectively elevated instead of detrimentally polarizing? Join a discussion among parent advocates from across the country who have changed local, state, and national policies to increase equitable access to high-quality literacy instruction.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Resha Conroy

Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children

Keri Rodrigues

National Parents Union

Brett Tingley

Parents for Reading Justice