Collaborate with LJC Events

Free summer literacy workshops and community education events designed with and for local communities.

Saturday, September 17th

10 am – 12 pm

Tucker-Reid H. Colfer Library

5234 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

Stone Mountain, GA

Community Conversation

Drop in for conversation, free resources, and programming on:

  • Listening for Justice
  • Mythbusting “Standard” English
  • The history of Black Language
  • Languages and language varieties in Georgia

Weekdays June 13th-24th

1:00-3:00 pm

Tucker-Reid H. Colfer Library

5234 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

 

Tucker, GA

Multi-generational Memoirs

Available to youth aged 12-18 (or entering 7th through 12th grades). By the end of the program, youth participants will (1) explore relevant self-selected topics through storytelling and writing (2) deepen their understandings through cross-generational discussion and interviews and (3) experience the self-publishing process for independent authors from brainstorming through final printing with Volo Press Books.

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Weekdays May 31st-June 10th

1:00 – 3:00 pm

The Math Depot

2336 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084

Tucker, GA

Financial Language and Literacy

Available for youth aged 14-18 (or entering 9th through 12th grades), you will (1) create personal, family, community, and generational financial literacy goals (2) understand the economic and sociocultural history related to wealth, wealth management, and access to wealth within the community and (3) enact financial literacy knowledge and literacy practices within authentic economic contexts.

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Saturdays June 4th-July 9th

1:00-3:00 pm

Sue Kellogg Library

952 Leon St, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Stone Mountain, GA

Coloring our Literacies

Available for youth aged 5-11 (or entering K-6th grade) this is an opportunity to learn more about Black English, and its connections to identity, history, and community. By the end of the program, youth participants will (1) learn how to document their community’s language practices through photography and storytelling (2) read and learn from children’s literature featuring Black English and (3) Co-construct resources for local classrooms that feature their own lived experiences and language practice. 

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Saturdays June 4th-July 9th

1:00-3:00 pm

Sue Kellogg Library

952 Leon St, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

 

Stone Mountain, GA

Black Language Grammar School

Available for adults, this is an opportunity for Black English (BE) speakers to learn more about their linguistic practices and BE’s connections to identity, history, and community. By the end of the program, participants will (1) complete a self study of their own language practices (2) unwravel the history, grammar, and rhetoric of BE, and (3) co-construct resources and guidelines for local classrooms based on the findings of the collective group’s work.

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