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UW-Eau Claire's Center for Service-Learning Plans Literacy Events for Area Youth

RELEASED: March 23, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — This spring the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Center for Service-Learning will host four literacy related events for the youth involved in the Building Bridges program.

The events, each of which will feature readings from a book that the participants can take home with them, will run from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays March 29-April 19.

Books and related events include:

March 29: The book "I Hate English," by Ellen Levine. The book will be translated into Hmong and the 15 immigrant children in the Building Bridges program will receive a copy, including the Hmong translation.

April 5: The book "The Century for Young People," by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster. Event leaders will read the portion of this reference book on the history of the 20th century that addresses immigration. Guests will include people who immigrated to the United States from various countries.

April 12: The book "Going Home," by Eve Bunting. The book focuses on the Mexican immigrant experience.

April 19: The book "Dia's Storycloth," by Dia Cha. Organizers will construct "story cloths" that will tell stories of the immigrant experience for each of the youth in the Building Bridges program. A brochure in Hmong, with pictures that emphasize the value of reading and re-reading books as a literacy tool, will be distributed.

For more information about the events, contact Don Mowry, director of the Center for Service-Learning at (715) 836-4649 or dmowry@uwec.edu, or Benita Wagner, a program associate in the Center for Service-Learning, at (715) 836-4649 or wagnerbj@uwec.edu.

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