Join Rashid Darden, member of Friends Meeting of Washington and FGC’s Associate Secretary for Communications & Outreach, for a workshop on how to make Quaker writing more accessible and welcoming to multiple audiences. This workshop will be held via Zoom.
The United States Census Bureau reports that 245 million people speak English in their homes–that’s 78.5% of the United States population. The adult literacy rate in America is about 86%. But what do those percentages actually mean for the local meeting experience? Is the language on our websites and in our literature accessible to those adults for whom English is not a first language? How about those adults with lower literacy rates, due to disabilities (diagnosed or undiagnosed) or lack of access to books in the home, or even a poor-quality education?
As a novelist and as an educator with experience in literacy and reading comprehension, especially among those with undiagnosed learning disabilities, Rashid Darden will provide tools for Friends to use as they create and review literature for use in their meetings, such as websites, brochures, or even minutes.
This session will be recorded for Friends who cannot attend live. Please register even if you cannot attend so that the recording will be sent to you.